plastic water bottles
plastic water bottles Kevin Farmer

Bottled water available for residents

ROCKHAMPTON Regional Council will today have bottled water available to residents.

This comes after council received drinking water complaints from the community.

Residents are being reminded the change in water is temporary and remains safe to drink, despite a slight musty or earthy taste the last few days as a result of TC Marcia.

This slight change to the quality of drinking water supplied by FRW is due to the large quantity of leaf matter and other vegetation that has been stripped from trees by TC Marcia and together with soil has been washed by the heavy rainfall into the upstream creeks and rivers that flow into the Fitzroy River.

The only extra care to be taken is when washing white clothing and linen.

This discolouration does not present in all areas of the network and FRW are continuing efforts to minimise the issue and further media will be provided as the situation changes.

 

Residents can collect bottled water from the below manned locations between 11am-1pm and 4pm-6pm today:

- Heritage Village Car Park, Boundary Road

- Church Park Car Park, Glenmore Road

- Judd Park Car Park, Norman Road

Please note: Only one carton (24 bottles) available per family. 



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