Council Statement on Pegasus Water Treatment Plant Work

Published: 28-May-2018

The Pegasus water treatment plant is in the process of being converted from a chemical treatment system to a biological treatment system.  This upgrade has reached a significant milestone with the first phase of the changeover occurring on Wednesday night.

20180125_WaterTreatmentAs part of the upgrade a new chlorine dosing system is being commissioned at present. This is part of works to improve the manganese removal process at the plant, and improve the taste of the water.   As part of the commissioning process there is a period of time when there was low chlorine levels in the reservoirs . While this does not present a public health risk as the water comes from secure sources, it may mean that Pegasus residents notice changes to the taste of their water as the chlorine levels decrease and then increase back to the target levels. It is expected that these levels will settle out to normal background levels within the next 24 to 48 hours.

Over the next few weeks residents may continue to detect some ongoing changes to the taste of their water as the new treatment process is established.