Opinion

Editorial - Wednesday, September 10: Browned off? Act now

I WAS a "townie" growing up.

I lived in town and was on the town water supply.

I never understood why when the farm kids, who lived on tank water, came to my house they would complain about the taste of the town water.

Water just tasted like water to me.

But then I moved to Brisbane. I lived on bottled water for the first six months until I adjusted.

Since then I have moved around a fair bit and each time there has been an initial settling-in period when I have had to adjust to the taste of the water in my new place of residence.

Happily I have never had to adjust to the colour.

To say serving up brown, although safe-to-drink, water to athletes participating in a huge Valley event is embarrassing, is probably an understatement.

But the council has a good point. Yes it's an ongoing problem but if people are not reporting it to the proper authorities, there's not a whole heap they can do about it.

Please let us know if you are having ongoing issues with your water supply and will we continue to cover it. But also let the council know. Ways to report can be found on page 4.

Shannon Newley

Topics:  editorial, opinion




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