Petition calling for explanation to water quality in Dysart
ABOUT 640 people have signed a petition calling for an explanation and solution to the ongoing water quality issues at Dysart.
Resident Katrina Collins said the town had been battling discoloured and smelly water during the summer months for at least four years and that the problem appeared to be getting worse.
She said the failure of the Dysart Water Treatment Plant late last year was enough to tip residents over the edge and that there were now demanding answers.
"There's families in this town with little children and the parents are having to bath their babies in scum," she said.
The petition calls for a full-scale review into the water issues, which she hopes to eventually forward to Isaac Regional Council's CEO Terry Dodds and Minister for Energy and Water Safety, Mark McArdle.
Isaac Regional Council has engaged a water consulting specialist company to test the water quality at homes this week.
The company, Enviro-Check, will be testing against the National Drinking Water Guidelines, which includes testing for blue-green algae, iron and manganese.