Discoloured Wondai water safe to drink

SOUTH Burnett Regional Council has confirmed Wondai water is safe to drink, despite some discolouration due to run-off of soil into the water supply.

The council's manager water and waste water Nerida Airs said severe storm activity resulted in debris and soil flowing into the creek, making the water extremely dirty.

"Because of the run-off, the turbidity of the water in Barambah Creek is high, which is causing some discolouration to get through the treatment system," Ms Airs said.

The water is sourced from Barambah Creek, and treated at the Wondai Water Treatment Plant.

Ms Airs said the water would be discoloured for some time until the sediment drops in Barambah Creek.

"The water is still safe to drink, although some residents may notice an earthy taste and be put off by the discolouration," she said.

Residents with any concerns can contact the council's customer service centre on 4189 9100.

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