Fresh tasting water for residents
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.