Townsville water update – 1400hrs 12 February

Townsville City Council has reconfigured water intake levels at Ross River Dam and enhanced treatment processes at the Douglas Water Treatment Plant resulting in improvements in the colour of the water being distributed throughout the city’s water network.

Water with significantly less discolouration may take a number of days to work through into the city’s households.

Council continues to work with the Department of Health to rigorously test water multiple times a day at different locations across the city to ensure it continues to meet all applicable health standards and is safe to drink.

Council will continue to monitor blue green algae and intake levels in the Ross River Dam and adjust treatment processes to continue to deliver less discoloured water while maintaining the applicable health standards.

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