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Media Release – 1 February 2024 – Boorowa Boil Water Alert Remains in Place

Feb 1, 2024

For Immediate Release Thursday 1 February 2024
Authorised by Anthony O’Reilly

Boorowa residents are advised that the Boil Water Alert remains in place. Council is continuing to work hard to restore the drinking water supply and to ensure the supply is safe for consumption.

Council is undertaking minor upgrade works on the treatment plant under the guidance of NSW Health and the Department of Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water. It is anticipated that once these upgrade works are completed there will be an improvement in the treated water quality.

Council will continue to work with both departments until the supply system is operating in accordance with relevant guidelines which allow the Boil Water Alert to be lifted. Council will alert residents and media with a Boil Water Alert Lifted notice once it has received approval to do so.

As the Boil Water Alert is still in place, please remember that water used for drinking or food preparation should be brought to a rolling boil to make it safe. Kettles with automatic shut off switches can do this. Water should then be allowed to cool and stored in a clean container with a lid and refrigerated.

Bottled water or cool boiled water should be used for drinking, washing uncooked food (e.g. salad vegetables and fruit), making ice, cleaning teeth, gargling and pet’s drinking water.

Dishes should be washed in hot soapy water or in a dishwasher. Children should take bottled water or cool boiled water to school.

Tap water is safe for bathing. There is a potential risk if water is swallowed during washing and bathing. Parents and carers could consider a sponge bath for children as an alternative.

This advice should be followed until further notice.

The NSW Health website also includes special considerations for:


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