Linville residents can expect to have access to a secure water supply.
Linville residents can expect to have access to a secure water supply. Troy Kippen

Secure water supply to be on tap for country town

LINVILLE residents will have access to a long-term water supply once again.

A new $2 million water treatment plant will be constructed to replace the existing plant, which was forced to close after the 2013 floods.

Since the floods, Seqwater has supplied drinking water for Linville's 400 residents by tanker from the nearby Kilcoy Water Treatment Plant.

Natural resources minister Dr Anthony Lynham said supplying water to residents by tanker had always been an interim solution.

"In the long-term it is more economical, reliable and effective to re-build the Linville plant and ensure local water supply security well into the future,” Dr Lynham said.

"The new plant will be a larger facility to house an improved water quality monitoring station to better detect any contaminants in the raw water and have improved treatment capabilities.”

The new plant will have upgraded filters and ultra violet disinfection capabilities for added protection.

The new plant will source its water from a nearby Brisbane River bore, which is what the existing plant built in 1970 did.

Seqwater Chief Executive Officer Neil Brennan said early survey work for the project started late last year and construction was scheduled to begin in July.

"Construction is expected to take six months, subject to weather conditions and will involve the removal and replacement of the current plant and its equipment,” he said.

"Drinking water will continue to be supplied to the Linville community by tanker from the Kilcoy WTP while the new Linville plant is completed.”

Residents can stay up to date with the construction progress via the Seqwater website.