Qld water services run late in Y2K race

Terry Mackenroth, Queensland Minister for Communication and Information, has warned that some water and sewerage service providers in the state started Y2K projects very late, and could be at risk if unexpected issues arise during remediation.

"Some local governments and water boards appear to have started Y2K projects very late, with remediation and contingency planning not scheduled to finish until late in 1999.

"This could represent a significant risk if those organisations were to discover unforeseen problems late in the process. In addition, no information has been received to date from some service providers, which obviously means we cannot properly assess their position at this time."

However, "The majority of service providers in this area are more than half finished their Y2K rectification programs and are reporting back that they are encountering very few problems," Mackenroth said.

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