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Maintenance on the way for part of Logan's water network

Published: 31 August 2016

Maintenance on the way for part of Logan's water network

Maintenance will be undertaken in the Greenbank Water Supply Zone from late August to early October to ensure Logan City Council continues to supply high-quality water to all Logan residents and water customers.

Roads and Water Infrastructure Committee Chairman, Councillor Phil Pidgeon, said the maintenance involved flushing the system to remove mineral deposits that had built up inside the pipes and disinfecting the pipes by temporarily adjusting chlorine levels.

"This is necessary maintenance to ensure the water network is kept clean and continues to meet the stringent requirements of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines," he said.

"Residents in Boronia Heights, Browns Plains, Forestdale, Greenbank, Heritage Park, Hillcrest, Park Ridge and Regents Park may notice a change in the taste, odour or appearance of their water while the maintenance is completed.

"If your water is temporarily discoloured, this can usually be managed by running a tap at your property for a couple of minutes, but if it persists, please contact us so we can flush the mains supplying your property.

"Residents should also note that the maintenance should not interrupt water supply or water pressure."

Cr Pidgeon said residents could minimise the chlorine odour by leaving tap water in an open jug in the fridge overnight.

"If you choose to filter the water, the filter must use activated carbon or charcoal to be effective."

The maintenance may also impact people who keep fish, and Council recommends that residents seek specialist advice.

Cr Pidgeon said Council had written to residents within the Greenbank Water Supply Zone.

"More information, including a fact sheet and frequently asked questions, is also available on our website," he said.

For more information, phone 3412 3412 or go to  www.logan.qld.gov.au/environment-water-and-waste/water/major-projects/greenbank-water-supply-zone  for detailed information.