Rockhampton’s water quality is on the improve says mayor

GOOD news is starting to filter through about Rockhampton region's water supply.

While there were serious concerns about the levels of manganese, the water leaving the Glenmore Water Treatment Plant is reportedly well within the guidelines.

The concentration of manganese had risen because of the high levels of rotted debris in the raw water as a result of Cyclone Marcia.

Mayor Margaret Strelow yesterday said she was pleased with where things were at after reading the water quality report on Saturday.

She said regular monitoring of key hotspots in the network would start today to determine if the water quality was consistent and of an acceptable standard.

"The raw water quality near Alligator Creek is improving, and earlier this afternoon, the dissolved oxygen measured at Laurel Bank (near Stanwell intake) was 1.99mg/l, which is an improvement from previous tests," the report said.

"Good mixing and colour change was also reported all the way down river."

"I appreciate it has been very difficult for the community, on top of what already has been a very difficult couple of weeks for many people."

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