Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

All Clear for Bororen

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

All Clear for Bororen

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Byline: REN LANZON BOROREN ren.lanzon

DISCOLOURED, foul-tasting water will be a thing of the past for Bororen residents in six months' time.

Gladstone Regional Council yesterday approved a $390,000 upgrade to the existing scheme to bring it in line with Australian drinking water standards.

Its decision comes in the wake of considerable community dissatisfaction with the supplied water which was the colour of mud because of the high iron and manganese levels.

"This is a significant investment for water for the people of Bororen," infrastructure services portfolio chairman Cr Matt Burnett said.

Removal of the metals will require a new treatment plant, an upgrade of the bores that currently supply the township, new work at the existing storage tank and addition of telemetry services to provide automatic measurement and transmission of data of the water quality to the council.

Final design, tender, construction and first flow of potable water from the new system are expected to take six months. …

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