Interrupted chlorine supplies may close Burdekin Shire pools

Burdekin Shire Council swimming pools may be closed next week due to a shortage of liquid chlorine.

Burdekin Mayor Bill Lowis said council was receiving enough chlorine to maintain water and sewerage treatment plants.

“Any excess chlorine we have will be spread across the shire’s pools,” he said.

“The main source of our chlorine is from a manufacturer in Gladstone and their plant sustained damage during the floods caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald.

“At the moment the Ayr Pool will run out of supplies by Wednesday or Thursday next week.

“The managers of the Home Hill Pool are testing the use of dry chlorine which should keep them going for the next week or so.

“Millaroo Pool will run out of chlorine by tomorrow and the Clare Pool is already closed for repairs to its pump.”

Cr Lowis said council was receiving chlorine supplies from Brisbane, but deliveries would be intermittent.

“We could have a full month of interrupted supply,” he said.

“Council will advise residents of closures via the media, our website and Facebook.”

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