Moranbah pipeline flush to rid brown water
WHILE Dysart is still struggling with water after being cut off this time last week, Moranbah residents have taken to Facebook to express their own frustrations with water quality.
Soo Haywood posted a photo of her water filter, which she said had only been used for seven days.
She posted that the discolouration of the water was a new issue.
"The colour, which is a fine indication that something is being caught in my filter that has not been there in previous weeks... is a concern for me... and I am sure many others," she wrote.
Katelyn Marie Ryan commented on the post and said the council was aware of the issue.
"There's a sign up at the town square notice board that says if your water comes out as brown to call the council and they will come and flush your pipes," she wrote.
Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said the manganese and iron levels were to blame for the discolouration.
"Some residents are currently experiencing water discolouration due to higher-than-usual manganese and iron levels in Moranbah's raw water supply," Cr Baker said.
"Our water team is flushing a number of pipes around Moranbah to remove any remnants of discoloured water.
"Flushing the pipelines will assist in removing discoloured water.
"While we understand some residents are experiencing water discolouration and this is undesirable, water leaving the treatment plant is safe to drink and complies with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.
"Council asks for your patience as we flush pipelines."
In Dysart, water restrictions are still in place and residents have been told to only use water from their mains for toileting, showering, essential laundry and drinking.