Mt Crosby Water Treatment Plant now operational and producing water
Statement from Seqwater CEO Terri Benson
Greater Brisbane and Ipswich residents are continuing to be urged to conserve water as the region’s main water treatment plant gradually increases production.
Mt Crosby Water Treatment Plant came back on line late yesterday as turbidity levels in the mid-Brisbane River started to significantly reduce. Production levels at the plant have continued to increase this morning however the water supply and demand balance remains tight.
Stored flood water releases from Wivenhoe Dam, which started yesterday, have made a major contribution to the reduction on turbidity. These releases will continue over the next seven days.
The turbidity levels caused by the weekend’s extreme weather event continue to be higher than the January 2011 flood.
In addition to Mt Crosby coming back on line, water supplies are being supplemented from North Pine WTP and from Water Grid sources on the Gold and Sunshine coasts including the Gold Coast Desalination Plant, which is now operating at 100 per cent capacity.
As a result of using various water sources residents may notice a change in the taste of their water. Residents can be assured that the water is treated to the highest water quality standards under the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2011 and while the water may taste different it is safe to drink.
Seqwater is continuing to work with local councils and distribution retailer authorities to ensure a balance is achieved between bulk water supply and demand.
Residents in Greater Brisbane and Ipswich are urged to continue to conserve water and use water only for essential purposes such as showers, toilets, food preparation and cooking over the next 48 hours
For further details contact the Seqwater Communications unit on: Ph: (07) 3247 3000 | Email: email@example.com