Information about our major infrastructure and research projects are provided below.
Drinking water supply changes in Logan South
Logan City Council is committed to a high-quality, secure water supply for all Logan residents and water customers. From mid-October, Council will be upgrading the water supply to the Logan South Water Supply Zone. This upgrade includes the installation of a disinfection facility which will operate during summer months to provide the best possible health protection to residents. The new facility will run when necessary for the protection of public health.
The works will impact the following suburbs:
- Cedar Grove
- Cedar Vale
- Chambers Flat
- Logan Village
- New Beith
- North Maclean
- Park Ridge South
- South Maclean
The new facility is necessary to ensure the water network is kept clean and the water supplied continues to meet the stringent requirements of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. We acknowledge that chlorine levels in the water may be noticeable to some residents. During the initial operation of this facility, it is possible there may be some initial temporary incidents of discoloured water. We believe however that residents will understand that the highest standard water supply system possible is essential for community health. You can be assured water supplied by Council will continue to meet all health regulations.
- Some water mains will be flushed, however there should be no need to temporarily interrupt water supply. If any residents and businesses are affected by planned interruptions, they will be provided with written notification at least 48 hours in advance.
- Some residents may notice a change in the taste, odour or appearance of their water. Temporary discolouration of the water supply can be managed in most cases by running a tap at your property for a couple of minutes. If discolouration persists please contact Council and we will flush the affected water mains if necessary.
- There are 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 the reduction of chlorine.
- The altered chlorine concentration may impact non-drinking uses of water such as fish keeping. We recommend you obtain specialist advice regarding the effects of chlorinated water in such cases.
Council has developed a fact sheet which includes a list of frequently asked questions.
For information regarding rainwater tanks, please refer to the Using your rainwater tank (PDF 192 KB) fact sheet.
During this time, if you experience persistent discoloured water please contact Council’s customer service team on 3412 3412.
Inflow & infiltration inspection program
The Logan wastewater system experiences large volumes of overflows during severe wet weather events. These types of events have a significant impact on the wastewater network, overwhelming its capacity and resulting in wastewater overflows into the environment.
Stormwater entering the wastewater network as a result of defective, improper and illegal stormwater connections, principally from residential connections, is a major cause of wastewater overflows. By identifying sources and lessening the risk of stormwater entering the wastewater system, Logan City Council is committed to significantly reducing the number of wastewater overflows that occur during wet weather.
With this goal in mind, Council undertakes systematic inspection programs to identify defective, improper and illegal stormwater connections to the wastewater system, in accordance with the provisions of sections 133 and 134 of the Local Government Act 2009. Details of the inspection programs are included below.
For further information please contact Council's Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance on (07) 3412 9600.
Central Beenleigh and Eagleby
An inspection program in Central Beenleigh and Eagleby was completed in December 2016 and Voluntary Compliance letters are being sent to property owners where defects were identified. Council will be liaising with property owners and providing assistance/advice where possible to ensure that these defects are rectified.
An inspection program in Rochedale South was completed in December 2015 and Voluntary Compliance letters were sent to property owners where defects were identified. Council is currently liaising with property owners and providing assistance/advice where possible to ensure that these defects are rectified.
Loganlea, Cornubia and Daisy Hill
An inspection program in Loganlea, Cornubia and Daisy Hill was completed in May 2015 and Voluntary Compliance letters were sent to property owners where defects were identified.
Council appreciates property owners' participation in the inspection program, and the support shown for reducing wastewater overflows into our environment.
Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance
Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance is a public and private sector enterprise involving Logan City Council, Downer, Cardno and WSP.
Established on 1 July 2015, the alliance supports Council's water business in the areas of asset management, planning, design, project delivery and organisational development.
Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance improves the operation of Logan's water and wastewater networks and meets the demand for infrastructure in growth areas. This infrastructure includes:
- Water and wastewater pipelines and pump stations
- Water reservoirs
- Wastewater treatment plants
- Water and wastewater network management technologies.
The alliance's activities benefit the local economy, environment and community by:
- Enhancing the value and minimising the cost of infrastructure for the Council and it's customers
- Providing infrastructure for Logan's growing population and economy
- Installing infrastructure and technologies which reduce environmental and social impacts
- Providing local employment and training opportunities for staff and local businesses.
Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance's performance is detailed in our annual program achievements summaries (see below).
Before the start of any project works, Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance distributes a Works Notice to local residents and businesses who may be impacted by the works. These notices outline the location, nature and timing of the works as well as potential impacts.
Works notices for current alliance projects are listed below:
- Beenleigh watermain replacement works notice (PDF 1716 KB)
- Beenleigh water network upgrade works notice (PDF 222 KB)
- Belivah water pump station upgrade works notice
- Cornubia water pump station upgrade works notice %asset_summary_434171
- Logan Village - Travis Road Reservoir upgrade (PDF 2593 KB)
- Mt Warren Park water network upgrade works notice %asset_summary_435721
- Underwood watermain replacement works notice (PDF 1232 KB)
- Wolffdene water pump station upgrade works notice (PDF 1812 KB)
- Mabel Park wastewater pipeline works notice (PDF 2127 KB)
- Springwood - Slacks Creek wastewater main works notice (PDF 266 KB)
- Slacks Creek wastewater main works notice (PDF 250 KB)
Alliance information sheets
- Info Sheet 01 - About the alliance (PDF 1740 KB)
- Info Sheet 02 - Construction of water and wastewater pipelines (PDF 1383 KB)
- Info Sheet 03 - Building condition surveys (PDF 1468 KB)
- Info Sheet 04 - Wastewater main and maintenance hole renewal program (PDF 585 KB)
- Info Sheet 05 - Cedar Grove WWTP (PDF 954 KB)
- Info Sheet 06 - Flagstone Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements (PDF 467 KB)
- Info Sheet 07 - What to expect during water network renewals activities (PDF 1307 KB)
- Info Sheet 08 - Flagstone to Cedar Grove trunk wastewater pipelines (PDF 454 KB)
Alliance program achievements
- Logan Water Infrastructure 2015/16 program achievements (PDF 750 KB)
- Logan Water Infrastructure 2016/17 program achievements (PDF 1338 KB)
Further information about Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance can be obtained by emailing the alliance's community team firstname.lastname@example.org, or phoning 07 3412 9600.
Information about Council's private sector partners is available by clicking on the logos below: