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Pipe in weir key to clean water in Blackwater

DIRTY WATER: Water in Dysart has caused residents concern.
DIRTY WATER: Water in Dysart has caused residents concern. Contributed

A SUNWATER pipe in the Bedford Weir will be raised to access cleaner water as the Central Highlands council trials a steady stream of ideas to solve Blackwater's water woes.

Central Highlands water utilities acting manager David Karrol said the discoloured and dirty water were two issues needing separate approaches.

The pipe being raised could help with water quality and colour.

"Now I have found SunWater is responsible for the point of extraction (from the weir) we can start negotiation… to move the extraction point higher where the better water quality is," Mr Karrol said in a briefing to councillors last week.

"We will aerate the water as it comes into the plant, put activated carbon in one of the six filter beds as a trial and if we see the colour is good then we will put the carbon in all six filters."

The dirty water is to be reduced by sending it from the weir to a 90Ml holding dam, through the treatment plant to two reservoirs, and then into the town water supply.

Mr Karrol said from late March or early April, the township's water supply would be fed through a 600mm pipe, rather than the 375mm pipe used at present.

This would give more flow, pressure and circulation. Mr Karrol reported less water quality complaints recently.


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