Council works to improve Leyburn's water supply
Leyburn is set to enjoy a better water supply with Southern
Downs Regional Council working to improve the town’s water treatment process.
In collaboration with Queensland Health, Council has carried
out extensive investigations on the quality of ground water in Leyburn after
regular, routine sampling in early 2017 indicated the possibility of ground
Council has carried out extensive investigations into a
number of town and rural bores as well as the Condamine River to confirm the
contamination and identify a source, but the investigations have been
Council continues to test and sample the water and the water
has consistently complied with standards set out in the Australian Drinking
At Council’s January General Meeting, Council resolved to
better the water treatment process to negate any emerging public health risks.
Currently, there are no indications of any health risks to
Leyburn residents and this is continually confirmed by operation monitoring.
However, Council has committed to install an improved treatment process to
ensure there is no future breakthrough of water related diseases.
To ensure this, Council tests the water in accordance with
its approved Drinking Water Quality Management Plan as well as monthly testing
for cryptosporidium and giardia.
Council’s improved water treatment process may include the
installation of a filtration and UV treatment system to remove any resistant