Tablelands Region Council’s ongoing commitment to improving water quality and reliability is taking a big step forward this month.
“We will be commissioning upgrades to the water supply scheme in Atherton, which will reduce the frequency of boil water notices around Atherton, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the entire scheme,” said Mayor Joe Paronella.
“The commissioning of the new pipes and booster stations has started and residents in the Ravenshoe Road, Hastie Road and Carrington areas may experience variations in water pressure, taste, smell and colour for several days as the system normalises.
“Our staff will monitor the network and do what they can to minimise impacts to residences.
“If the variations continue for more than three days, please get in touch with us.
“Once commissioning is complete and water quality requirements are met, we will contact the residents in the Ravenshoe Road, Hastie Road and Carrington areas about lifting their boil water notices.
“This will be a great relief for these residents and you’ll probably hear our staff cheering as well.
“It’s only the first step in our long water improvements journey — but it is a welcome one,” said Mayor Paronella.
The Water Quality Improvement Plan is a joint initiative of Tablelands Regional Council and Queensland Government.
Our ongoing commitment to improving water quality and reliability is taking a big step forward this month with the commissioning of upgrades to the Atherton Water Supply Scheme.
Commissioning of the upgrades will commence on 17 February so the wording will need to be adjusted depending on when you run this release.