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Media Release – 29 January 2024 – Boorowa Boil Water Alert Remains in Place

Jan 29, 2024

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 staff are continuing to work with NSW Health and will do so until the supply system is operating in accordance with relevant guidelines which allow the Boil Water Alert to be lifted. Council has also secured additional resources from the Department of Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water. Council will alert residents and media with a Boil Water Alert Lifted notice once it has received approval to do so. At this time Council will alert residents and media with a Boil Water Alert Lifted notice.

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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