Changes in water due to extra vegetation in Fitzroy River

FITZROY River Water (FRW) wishes to advise that customers may have noticed a change in the taste of the drinking water supplied to their taps, with the water taking on a slight musty or earthy taste in the last few days.

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.

Rockhampton Regional Council CEO Evan Pardon stresses the change in water is temporary and remains safe to drink.

"Although the water tastes slightly less favourable than normal, it is safe to drink." Mr. Pardon said.

"This change in taste is expected to be short-lived as the cyclone-impacted river water continues to pass by Rockhampton over the coming days."
 



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