Council hoping major water projects will ensure safe drinking water supply

Water safety is being scrutinised as new reservoir is expected to bring greater water reliability and resilience.

Works have commenced on Burdekin Shire Council’s new 10 Megalitre Ayr Reservoir. The impetus for an alternative water source dates back to 2018 when elevated Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid (PFAS) levels were detected in town water, which was largely drawn from groundwater bores in Nelson’s Lagoon. Three years on from the discovery, the source of the…

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