Community update: Warwick reticulated water supply
Southern Downs Regional Council is aware that residents connected to Warwick’s reticulated water supply have experienced discoloured or ‘tea-coloured’ water. SDRC would like to advise the community the water is entirely safe to drink and there is no public health risk. Council’s Water and Wastewater team have addressed the issue and the colour of the water is dropping out of the supply. As the region’s dam levels continue to drop, water is now being drawn from lower levels which may affect intake quality.
At the weekend, an issue with the supply of water to the Warwick Water Treatment Plant from Connolly Dam resulted in discoloration of the water and as a result Connolly Dam was taken off-line. While there are no health risks to the community, changes to certain water qualities such as colour may be experienced.