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Boil water notice still in place in South, Central and North Dubbo

Council is flushing town water from hydrants as part of the de-contamination process. Photo: Dubbo Photo News Council is flushing town water from hydrants as part of the de-contamination process. Photo: Dubbo Photo News

Following is the latest media release from council, issued this morning, on the Boil Water Notice:

Dubbo Regional Council advises that the Boil Water Notice in place for North Dubbo, west of the railway line, and Central and South Dubbo west of Fitzroy Street, is still in place as a precautionary measure.

“Council is working in collaboration with NSW Public Health to resolve the situation as soon as possible,” Director Technical Service Stewart McLeod said.

“Council has implemented anti-contamination methods such as increasing the level of chlorine and are continuing to flush the reticulation pipes in the Myall Street Reservoir Zone and is continuing to monitor water quality.

“Council is sending samples of the water to NSW Public Health and as soon as two samples come back clear the notice will be lifted.

“Dubbo Regional Council has world-class water treatment facilities that are capable of detecting miniscule amounts of contaminants during testing – the Boil Water Notice released yesterday is a precautionary measure only and issued in the interest of public safety.”

Water should be boiled for at least one minute before consumption by humans or pets.

Do not swallow water when showering and do not use to prepare food that will not be cooked.

The water may still be used for watering the garden.

This advice should be followed until the Notice is lifted. Council apologises for any inconvenience.

Council’s website will be updated with ongoing advice on the situation.