Midge Point Water Network flushing works

Published: 20 Jan 2021

Council has recently conducted water flushing in the Midge Point Water Network.

The flushing works have been completed to address a potential public health risk caused by low chlorine residual in the network.

This activity may result in the supply of water being cloudy or presenting a brownish tinge due to the source water for the scheme that comes from groundwater bores at Kelsey Creek.

The water sourced for the scheme has a high background iron and manganese level and when treated can become brown or cloudy.

Additionally, council is aware of continued instances of water discolouration occurring across the wider network due to the use of bore water to supplement supply from the Nebo Road Water Treatment Plant.

Rigorous water quality testing is conducted across the network and any results that don’t meet the guideline values are reported to Queensland Health.

Council understands the frustration that dirty water causes for residents and are continuing to complete works to improve the water supply.

If residents have water concerns, they are encouraged to contact council on 1300 MACKAY (622 529).

Alternatively, for more information on council’s water services visit our website www.mackay.qld.gov.au/residents/services/water