Drinking water supply changes
Logan City Council is currently conducting a maintenance program on the water supply network in the Marsden and Greenbank zones. This maintenance includes flushing the system to remove accumulative deposits on the pipes and disinfection by operating the chlorine dosing stations at Illaweena and Greenbank Reservoirs. This can result in customers receiving some discoloured water and the water having a chlorine odour.
The maintenance program is necessary to ensure that the water network is kept clean and continues to meet the stringent requirements of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. We acknowledge that the current chlorine levels in the water will be noticeable in many areas and there may be some remaining pockets of discoloured water which have not been flushed out. We believe however that residents will understand that proper maintenance of the water supply system is essential for community health. You can be assured that during this program water will continue to meet all health related standards.
Disinfection of the supply network will continue until August. During this time if you experience discoloured water you should call Logan City Council on 3412 3412, we can then organise for your water main to be flushed to remove the discoloured water.
Handy tip to minimise chlorine odour: There are also some actions you can take to minimise the odour of chlorine in drinking water. It is often sufficient to leave tap water in an open jug in the fridge overnight to significantly reduce its odour. If you choose to filter the water, the filter must contain activated carbon/charcoal to be effective for reduction of chlorine.
Further information for drinking water supply changes are available via the link below:
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