Icon Water has reported that some of its customers are experiencing water discolouration due to the additional demand that is being placed on its network during warm weather conditions.
It is not possible to predict which customers may be affected; however, it is expected that any discolouration will clear as demand returns to normal.
“During the warmer weather, we all use more water. As we struggle to keep cool the extra usage can stir up naturally occurring sediment within the network,” said Icon Water Managing Director, Ray Hezkial.
“The community has used 255 million litres (255 megalitres) in the last 24 hours — more than 100 olympic-sized pools. Daily consumption has not been this high since last summer. We are expecting that increased consumption will continue until temperatures cool.
“While consumption has been high over the past few days, and this is understandable, we can assure the community that we are still in a position of strong water security.
“That said, we should all remember to use water responsibly and in line with the current Permanent Water Conservation Measures.”
Lauren Butler is the assistant editor for Utility Magazine. She’s based in Melbourne, Australia.