Water is supplied from bores on Gargans Lane, Bravery Road, Gillies Highway and Grove Street. The water is chlorinated before being delivered to reservoirs and properties.
After extreme weather events, high turbidity (cloudiness) means that chlorination is not effective and properties are placed on boil water notices for extended periods of time. In January 2018, the testing process conducted after a boil water notice was issued identified the presence of Cryptosporidium and boil water notices have remained in place.
$3.9M from the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program, combined with $3.41M from Works for Queensland and $1M from TRC is funding the Water Quality Improvement Plan.
October 2020 Update
The Carrington Road, Ravenshoe Road and Hastie Road areas are now connected to the Twelfth Avenue reservoir and the boil water notice for this area was lifted in March — YAY!
The ageing pipeline on Herberton Road is being duplicated to improve water supply and the project should be complete early next year.
The draft Water Supply Strategy is available for comment and we’re keen to hear your thoughts on the short- and long-term recommendations for improvements to our water supply schemes. New infrastructure combined with demand management will get us on the right track.