September 2, 2019

Gympie Regional Council is urging Goomeri residents to conserve water while upgrades are carried out at the local water treatment plant.

A Council spokesperson said that following the failure last week of the main bore that delivers water to Goomeri, two auxiliary bores were also found to be inoperable.

“Currently, Goomeri’s water reservoir is holding at 60 per cent,” the spokesperson said.

“Work has commenced to return to source water from the nearby Kinbombi weir.

“However, in order for this option to be viable, work is needed at Goomeri’s water treatment plant.

“It is anticipated this work will be complete by the end of the week.

“Council will continue to cart water in to Goomeri to provide a supplementary water supply for as long as needed.

“Council is urging Goomeri residents to be mindful of the amount of water they are using and that Level 3 restrictions still apply.

“The target daily usage is 180 litres per person, per day.”

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