Some residents of southeastern Queensland have been warned to save water after their local treatment facilities have been affected by the recent floods.
A muddy flood flooded the Crosby mountain plant. In other words, it takes time to process the water, which affects the capacity.
South East Queensland Water has urged locals to reduce their water supply over the next few days. But they say the water can still be safely drunk and it does not need to be boiled.
“This extreme weather has affected the Mount Crosby water treatment plant, which is operating at a temporary capacity reduction,” the company said in a statement.
“This is the result of floods causing soil and debris to flow into streams and waterways and into treatment plants.
“This is just a precautionary measure. Reducing water usage over the next few days will greatly help manage water supply throughout this weather event.”
An urgent warning came on Saturday night as the inhabitants were left to clear the turmoil of the state’s latest flood event.
The areas of Gympie and Scenic Rim were hit hardest by heavy rains and caused disasters.
Dozens of flood warnings were issued on Sunday, but sea breeze warnings were also issued.
Surfing and swelling conditions are expected to be “dangerous” and people have been warned against rocky shore fishing, boating and swimming on Fraser Island, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.
On Saturday, an urgent flood warning was issued to the surrounding area as the Mary River rose above 12m on Friday and then could reach 15m and rain continued to hit the area.
Large flood warnings remain on the Mary River in Tiaro, and moderate flood warnings remain on the Gympie River.
The Bruce Highway is closed in both directions at Gympie, with detours in place and emergency services warning drivers of delays.
Queensland Minister of Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan announced on Saturday disaster relief for 12 local governments suffering from floods.
Residents of Lockyer Valley and Southern Downs have access to personal and difficult disaster relief to cover the costs of their pressing and critical needs such as food, temporary accommodation, clothing and medicine.
In addition, Brisbane, Fraser Coast, Gladstone, Gold Coast, Gympie, Rocky Valley, Logan, Moreton Bay, North Barnet, South Barnet, Southern Downs and Toowoomba LGA have access to disaster recovery operations assistance for immediate cleanup work. ..
Rainfall is expected to ease throughout Queensland on Sunday, with a maximum temperature of 28 degrees Celsius and a clear sky in Gympie over the next two days. After that, it is expected that it will rain more.
Meanwhile, most South East Queensland received over 100mm on Thursdays and Fridays.
The largest record was 290mm, falling to Wilson’s Peak, 80km west of the Gold Coast.
– With Lauren Ferri
Queensland residents warned to save water after the flood flooded the Mount Crosby plant
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