New plant improves Eton’s water supply

Published: 01 May 2019

The next time you’re in Eton, try the town’s water supply.

Eton’s water has improved significantly since the installation of the new Eton Water Treatment Plant.

The $1.15million plant was completed in February this year.

It includes a softening system to reduce the hardness in the town’s water supply and a new bore to reduce selenium and uranium levels.

Cr Martin Bella said the hardness in Eton’s water supply has reduced significantly since the new plant became operational in March.

“The hardness in Eton’s bore water has nearly halved,’’ he said.

The hardness has reduced from 380-400mg/L to a range of 178-230mg/L.

“The selenium and uranium levels in the new bore are also below the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines,’’ Cr Bella said.

Due to the success of the softening unit in the new Eton Water Treatment Plant, council is planning softening systems for the Koumala water supply in the 2019/20 financial year.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Eton residents who were involved in this project,” Cr Bella said.

“Your input has allowed us to develop a plant that has improved your water supply,” he said.

Council will continue to monitor Eton’s water as per the Australian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines and provide a further update to residents in six months.

The new Eton Water Treatment Plant was funded by council and the State Government’s Works for Queensland funding.