Menu

Tweed residents told ‘brown water’ is safe

Tweed residents are being urged to report brown or discoloured water. (file pic)

Tweed residents are being urged to report brown or discoloured water. (file pic)

Tweed residents concerned about brown-coloured water coming from their taps have been advised to contact Tweed Shire Council.

The council has issued a statement saying recent rain has led to variable raw water conditions in the Tweed River at the Bray Park Weir, creating issues with treatment at the Bray Park Water Treatment Plant.

‘If you are concerned about the orange or brown coloured water, give us a call and council will come out and flush the mains in your area, even over the weekend,’ the council’s acting water and wastewater manager Peter Haywood,said.

‘During business hours contact us on 02 6670 2400 or after hours on 1800 818 326, if you have concerns.

‘Although unsightly, the water is safe to drink however it can stain clothes when washing,’ Mr Haywood said.

‘If you do experience this, keep the clothes wet and refer to information on our website www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/waterquality or call council.

‘Our staff are working hard to determine the best treatment to return the water to its usual quality.

‘We apologise for any inconvenience this issue may cause.’

For more information see www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/waterquality


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 

Echonetdaily is made possible by the support of all of our advertisers and is brought to you by this week's sponsor, Enspire Furniture & Homewares.