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 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.’

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