PFAS Water Update

Svensson Heights Water Update

The Svensson Heights area of Bundaberg had the source of its water supply changed following test results which showed a level of PFAS higher than the current national guideline value.

It is safe to continue drinking the water. 

Queensland Health has advised that there is no immediate risk to human health.

Per-and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that have been widely used since the 1950s in household and industrial products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease and water.

Council received confirmation on 12 April 2018 that water supplied to customers from the Dr Mays Road bore exceeded the guidance value.

The bore was immediately removed from the water supply system and properties are now being supplied from other sources. The bore will not be reinstated.

The area previously supplied from the bore is bordered by Takalvan Street to the west, Saltwater Creek to the east, Dr Mays Road to the south and Walker Street to the north.

The Department of Environment and Science is investigating to determine the source of the PFAS.

25 May 2018

An information brochure was distributed to residents in the Svensson Heights water supply area today.

Svensson heights map - bore

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