More than 800 Canungra residents will have their drinking water provided by Seqwater’s new Canungra Water Treatment Plant from this week.

Construction on the new water treatment plant started mid-2016 with the new plant this week adding water to the Canungra supply zone as a part of initial trial operations for the plant.

The $4 million upgrade will more than triple the available drinking water and provide a more secure water supply for the local area.

With the new plant coming online, residents may notice variations to the taste of their drinking water. This is due to an enhanced treatment process.

All drinking water supplied by the plant will continue to meet the stringent standards of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines for public health.

Seqwater will undertake increased monitoring over the next four to six weeks as part of initial operations of the new plant.

For further enquiries about the taste of water in your home or business, contact Queensland Urban Utilities on 13 26 57 (7am-7pm weekdays).

For information about the project, contact Seqwater by email to communications@seqwater.com.au