UPDATE: Friday 7 April
Water supply in the scenic rim has returned to normal with Seqwater’s Kooralbyn, Beaudesert and Rathdowney water treatment plants now back online.
The Kooralbyn water treatment plant (WTP), which had been impacted by the recent flood, is now fully operational after repair was completed this week.
Queensland Urban Utilities and Seqwater would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation while we worked to restore water supply to the region following the severe weather.
UPDATE: Sunday 2 April
Tankering to Seqwater’s water treatment plants in the Scenic Rim will continue over the weekend to supplement storage levels and maintain supply to the region.
There is no impact on drinking water quality in the area.
Tankering will be occurring to reservoirs at Canungra, Kooralbyn, Beaudesert and Rathdowney as staff gain access to plants as localised flooding starts to subside in some areas.
There remains sufficient water supply in storage for coming days at Seqwater’s reservoirs and Queensland Urban Utilities’ reservoirs to meet local demand.
As the clean up starts in the Scenic Rim, residents are encouraged to only use their drinking water supply for essential purposes including any flood-related clean-up inside homes.
For outside areas where there is no impact on health or hygiene, residents are requested to delay using town water to help in conserving supply over the weekend until conditions return to normal.
To further conserve water, tanker filling stations in Beaudesert, Canungra and Kooralbyn have been temporarily closed.
Seqwater is tankering water over the weekend to Dayboro and Kenilworth water treatment plants due to these plants being offline as a result of the severe weather event.
There is enough water supply in storage to meet demand. There is no impact to drinking water quality in these areas.
ORIGINAL: 31 March 2017
Water supply to the Scenic Rim area will continue to meet local demand over the weekend, with tankering to supplement areas where water treatment plants are offline.
There is currently no impact on drinking water quality in the area.
As a result of significant local flooding across the Scenic Rim, Seqwater’s water treatment plants at Kooralbyn, Beaudesert, Rathdowney and Canungra are offline.
However, there is sufficient water supply in storage for coming days at Seqwater’s reservoirs and Queensland Urban Utilities’ reservoirs.
Tankering will supplement this supply where needed and when access to the Kooralbyn, Rathdowney and Canungra plants and reservoirs is restored.
Residents are also encouraged to limit their use of drinking water for cleaning to help conserve supply until local conditions improve.