Information about our major infrastructure and research projects are provided below.
Chlorine booster commissioning
Logan City Council, in conjunction with Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance, are currently undertaking commissioning activities for Chlorine Boosters in Logan.
Below is a list of suburbs that may be affected:
- Bahrs Scrub
- Shailer Park
Chlorine is commonly used in city water supplies to disinfect it to make it safe to drink. The boosting of additional chlorine is necessary to ensure that the water supply continues to meet public health guidelines. During this time customers may notice a slight difference in the taste, odour and appearance of their water. To alleviate any chlorine odour/taste, it is suggested that customers fill a water jug and leave it in their fridge overnight.
If customers experience discoloured water, Council recommends that they turn on a tap and flush the discoloured water through their pipes for approximately 10 minutes, the water will clear in most cases. If discolouration persists, customers should contact Council on 3412 3412.
For more information relating to the disinfection of drinking water, please visit Water Supply Disinfection Information Fact Sheet.
Listed below are frequently asked questions relating to water quality.
Why does my water smell stronger or like chlorine?
Chlorine is commonly used in city water supplies to disinfect it to make it safe to drink. The level of chlorine may vary at times, which is why a chlorine odour or taste may be detected. Higher chlorine levels are more likely during maintenance events. The levels of chlorine in our water supply are well within parameters of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. A balance exists between sufficient chlorine in the water (to ensure the water is safe to drink) and customers’ taste preferences. To alleviate any chlorine odour/taste, Council suggests that customers fill a water jug and leave it in their fridge overnight.
My water is discoloured, is it still safe to drink?
The water supplied will continue to meet the high standards of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. It is safe and healthy to drink. While discoloured water is not a health hazard it is not expected that customers will drink discoloured water. Reports of discoloured water will be addressed as soon as possible by Council staff.
If customers experience discoloured water, Council recommends that they turn on a tap and flush the discoloured water through their pipes for approximately 10 minutes, the water will clear in most cases. If discoloured water continues after this time, customers should contact Council so they can investigate and flush the water main that services the local area if necessary.
I have noticed a difference in my water, what should I do?
Customers may notice a change to the taste, odour or appearance of their water. Temporary discolouration of the water supply may occur in some areas due to the flushing of water mains. Running the tap closest to the water meter at the property for a couple of minutes will clear the water in most cases. If customers experience persistent discoloured water, they should contact Council and they will organise for the water main to be flushed to remove the discoloured water if necessary.
What if I don’t like the taste?
Normally, any slight change in the taste of water becomes unnoticeable after a couple of days. Some customers have personal preferences when it comes to the taste of water, so they choose to fit water filters on drinking water taps. However, as the water supplied meets the high standards of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines, a water filter is not required for health reasons.
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 will occur from 19 September 2016 to 16 December 2016 in selected areas of Central Beenleigh and Eagleby which suffer from overflows during severe wet weather.
The inspection program will be coordinated by Council's Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance and the inspections conducted by authorised persons.
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 is currently liaising with property owners and providing assistance/advice where possible to ensure that these defects are rectified.
Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance
Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance is a public and private sector enterprise involving Logan City Council, Downer, Cardno and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff.
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 1594 KB)
- Eagleby watermain replacement works notice %asset_summary_395886
- Rochedale South watermain replacement works notice (PDF 355 KB)
- Shailer Park watermain replacement works notice (PDF 1539 KB)
- Woodridge watermain replacement works notice (PDF 441 KB)
- Waterford watermain replacement works notice (PDF 353 KB)
- Waterford West watermain replacement works notice (PDF 330 KB)
- Valve and Hydrant replacement works notice (PDF 190 KB)
- Central Beenleigh wastewater pipeline V2 (PDF 310 KB)
- Logan Reserve Pump Station and wastewater main (PDF 218 KB)
- Petringa Crescent Springwood 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_ %asset_summary_414792
Alliance program achievements
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: