Changes to drinking water supply

Published: 21 Jul 2017

Logan City Council has advised residents of upcoming maintenance on the water network across suburbs in the northern parts of the city.

Council together with Seqwater will conduct work on the Kimberley Park Water Supply Zone from July 24 to September 4.

The maintenance will affect the following suburbs:

  • Carbrook
  • Cornubia
  • Daisy Hill
  • Loganholme
  • Shailer Park
  • Slacks Creek
  • Tanah Merah.

Some of this work will involve flushing pipes with chlorine to ensure they produce water that complies with Australian Drinking Water guidelines.

While the works will not affect quality or supply, about 9,000 premises in the vicinity of the project may detect changes in the taste and colour of the water.

These temporary changes will not make the water unsafe to drink.

City Infrastructure Chairman Councillor Phil Pidgeon said community health will ultimately benefit from the work.

“Australian Drinking Water Guidelines are among the strictest in the world so regular maintenance is vital to ensure the standard is kept,” Councillor Pidgeon said.

“Some residents may notice a difference in the taste and the appearance of the water but it will only be temporary and it will not be harmful.

“I’d encourage people to let their friends and families know about the works as well.”

Council does not anticipate any interruption to water supply but if late changes to supply arrangements are required, homeowners and businesses will be given 48 hours’ notice.

To minimise changes to the taste of water, residents can leave drinking water in an open container in the fridge overnight.

Other advice and answers to frequently asked questions can be found by visiting www.logan.qld.gov.au

The altered chlorine concentration may impact non-drinking uses of water such as fish keeping.

We recommend you obtain advice regarding the effects of chlorinated water in these circumstances.