Fresh tast­ing water for res­i­dents

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RES­I­DENTS in Gin Gin and its sur­round­ing area can ex­pect sev­eral pos­i­tive out­comes from the work that is be­ing done on the town’s main water sup­ply in­fra­struc­ture.

Water and waste water port­fo­lio spokesman Cr Ja­son Bar­tels said coun­cil was ad­dress­ing the is­sues of taste and cer­tainty of the sup­ply.

“Orig­i­nally, the Sun­wa­ter raw water sup­ply and the Gin Gin Creek fed sup­ply shared the same pipe­line from the creek to the Gin Gin Water Treat­ment Plant,” Mr Bar­tels said.

“The cur­rent work has re­sulted in an ad­di­tional grav­ity-fed pipe­line be­ing in­stalled from the creek to the plant, which now al­lows for a ded­i­cated pipe from each source of sup­ply.”

Divi­sional rep­re­sen­ta­tive Cr Wayne Honor said the ad­di­tional creek pipe­line and a $150,000 up­grade this fi­nan­cial year of the ex­ist­ing raw water pump sta­tion would in­crease the flow of water from the creek to the treat­ment plant.

“One of the ma­jor ben­e­fits of this work is the flood im­mu­nity it pro­vides, given that if the pump sta­tion fails or is flooded the ad­di­tional source of grav­ity-fed water is still avail­able to the treat­ment plant.

“Res­i­dents will also ap­pre­ci­ate the im­proved taste of the water supplied fol­low­ing the in­stal­la­tion of a pow­der ac­ti­vated car­bon fa­cil­ity at the treat­ment plant.”

Cr Honor said $1.5 mil­lion had been com­mit­ted by Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil to the up­grade.

The water sup­ply will not be af­fected dur­ing the up­grades.

UP­GRADE: Gin Gin water treat­ment plant.

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