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Queensland residents warned to save water after flood flooded Mount Crosby plant


Residents of southeast Queensland have been warned about saving water after local treatment plants have been hit by recent floods.

A muddy flood has flooded the plant on Mount Crosby, which means water purification takes longer and it affects power.

Southeast Queensland Water has urged locals to cut back on water in the coming days. But they say that water can be drunk and do not need to boil.

“This extreme weather has affected the water treatment plants on Mount Crosby, which are temporarily operating with limited capacity,” the company said in a statement.

“This is due to flood waters that wash away soil and debris in streams and reservoirs that flow into sewage treatment plants.

“This is just a precaution. Any reduction in water use over the next few days will greatly help in managing water supply through this weather. ”

An urgent warning was issued Saturday night as residents were left to clean up the mess following the latest flooding in the state.

The regions of Gympie and Scenic Rim were among the most affected by the torrential rain that caused the disaster.

Dozens of flood warnings remained in effect on Sunday, and a sea wind warning was issued.

Conditions for surfing and bloating are expected to be “dangerous” and people have been warned against fishing, boating and sailing on Fraser Island, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.

On Saturday, there were fears that the Mary River could reach a peak of 15 meters after rising to more than 12 meters on Friday, prompting urgent flood warnings for surrounding areas as rain continued to hit regions.

The severe flood warning remains in effect for the Mary River in Tiaro and a moderate flood warning for the Jimpy River.

Camera iconIn Queensland, several roads have been closed due to the recent floods. NCA NewsWire / John Gus Credit: News Corp Australia
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Camera iconResidents of some areas were warned about saving water after the impact of sewage treatment plants. NCA NewsWire / John Gus Credit: News Corp Australia

Bruce Highway has been closed in both directions in Gympie, where sabotage is ongoing and emergency services are warning of delays for motorists.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Minister Mark Ryan on Saturday announced disaster relief for 12 local government areas affected by the floods.

Personal disaster relief will be available to residents of Locker Valley and Southern Downs to cover the cost of urgent necessities such as food, temporary housing, clothing and medicine.

In addition, LGA Brisbane, Fraser Coast, Gladstone, Gold Coast, Jimmy, Locker Valley, Logan, Morton Bay, North Burnett, South Burnett, Southern Downs and Toowoomba will be able to access assistance in combat operations with natural disasters to cover costs. immediate cleaning efforts.

Rainfall is expected to decrease in Queensland on Sunday with a maximum of 28 degrees Celsius and sunny skies are expected in Gympie over the next two days before even more rain in the water is forecast.

Meanwhile, much of southeastern Queensland gained more than 100mm on Thursday and Friday

The largest record was 290 mm, which fell on Wilson Peak, 80 km west of the Gold Coast.

– with Lauren Ferry


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