Mud ru­ins wa­ter for drink­ing

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Adam McCleery adam.mccleery@cnbtimes.com.au

MINGO Cross­ing Car­a­van Park pa­trons have been left with­out clean drink­ing wa­ter, af­ter mud washed into the site’s treat­ment sys­tem.

The mud af­fected the park’s wa­ter treat­ment in­fra­struc­ture, North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil tech­ni­cal ser­vices man­ager Trevor Har­vey said.

“Un­for­tu­nately the wa­ter stor­age sys­tem at Mingo Cross­ing is not drink­able,” Mr Har­vey said.

“There was a fair bit of clean wa­ter in those taps be­fore­hand, so the wa­ter looks clean.”

The coun­cil said there would be no way to make the wa­ter drink­able un­til af­ter Easter and asked the own­ers to turn off the wa­ter sup­ply un­til then.

“The sew­er­age sys­tem is still func­tional, the main con­cern is drink­able wa­ter,” Mr Har­vey said.

“(The) coun­cil is look­ing at op­tions to keep the park op­er­a­tional, in­clud­ing flush­ing out pipes and truck­ing wa­ter.”

In the mean­time, the coun­cil and Mingo Cross­ing Car­a­van Park are look­ing to ad­vise vis­i­tors of the cur­rent wa­ter is­sues and to act ac­cord­ingly.

❝ The sewage sys­tem is still func­tional, the main con­cern is drink­able wa­ter. — Trevor Har­vey

“We are in­form­ing vis­i­tors to bring drink­ing wa­ter into the park un­til the is­sue is dealt with,” Mr Har­vey said.

“Wa­ter is safe to shower in but shouldn’t be used for in­ges­tion, teeth clean­ing and cook­ing.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

SUP­PLY STOPPED: Mingo Cross­ing Car­a­van Park has no clean drink­ing wa­ter.

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