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It would be wise for caravaners and motorhomers to seek advice before taking on water in these areas.
The EPA has warned "Hazardous chemicals have been detected in domestic bore water in the Edwardstown–South Plympton area.
The chemicals which have been found are fuels and industrial solvents which were widely used in the past as a metal cleaner and degreaser. These chemicals have been found at levels above the Australian Drinking Water Guideline values."
|People travelling in caravans and motorhomes through the Marble Bay area have been advised to boil their water prior to drinking, cooking and cleaning their teeth. The chlorination plant had failed due to power loss caused by Cyclone Carlos. Full alert notice here
There are boil water notices for two Wimmera towns today.
The alerts have been issued for the townships of Jung and Brim, due to high turbidity levels in water in the Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline because of the recent floods.
They are in addition to boil water notices still in place for Donald, Minyip, Rupanyup, Lalbert, Quambatook, Wycheproof, Manangatang and Ultima.- Source
Wentworth Shire Council
Important Notice for Residents Supplied With Filtered Water From The Wentworth
Boil Water Notice: E. Coli bacteria
contamination.Thursday, 3rd February,
Residents who are supplied with filtered water from the
Wentworth Water Supply are asked to read this notice carefully as recent water
samples indicate E. Coli is present in the treated water system.
For contacts and more details click here
The boil water notice has been lifted for flood-affected areas of Lockyer Valley and Somerset regions. As a precautionary measure, Queensland Urban Utilities had previously advised residents to boil tap water during urgent repairs to flood-damaged water mains, pumping stations and treatment plants. As regular testing did not confirm any contamination of the water supply, Queensland Health today advised that the boil water alert could be lifted in the following areas:
• Lockyer Valley- Kensington Grove, Regency Downs, Hatton Vale, Plainlands,Glenore Grove, Withcott, Murphys Creek, Lockyer, Tabletop, Postmans Ridge,
Grantham, Lockrose and surrounding areas on town supply.
• Somerset - Minden, Brightview, Coolana, Helensdale Estate, Tarampa and surrounding areas on town supply.
Important advice Before using mains water for the first time, residents are advised to take precautions
and flush all taps for 10 minutes before use.
If floodwater submerged the tap, residents should spray the inside and outside of the tap with a bleach solution or mild disinfectant, and wait 10 minutes before flushing. After round-the-clock repairs to restore safe water supply, there are now no boil water alerts for Queensland Urban Utilities customers.
Ben Lomond Water has issued a temporary warning to Conara residents to boil their water after a minor e.coli outbreak.
The outbreak occurred after chlorine treatment was rendered temporarily ineffective due to elevated river levels, the authority said. Source
BOIL WATER NOTICE
Bacteria has been found in the water supply of a small settlement near Swan Hill.
Monitoring by the Wakool Shire has found E.coli in the Murray Downs' water supply system.
Residents are being warned to boil any water they use for drinking or cooking until the shire can control the problem.
E.coli is associated with sewage and animal wastes and its presence shows the water might be contaminated with organisms than can cause disease. Source ABC
Boil water notice for Lockyer Valley, Somerset and Marburg
Queensland Urban Utilities has taken the precautionary step of issuing a boil
water alert for some townships across the Lockyer Valley and Somerset regions,
as well as Marburg, in Ipswich
Floods has washed a large section of a water main and sewerage pipe leading to fears of contamination A boil water notice has now been issued for
Birchip, Wycheproof, Donald, Charlton, St Arnaud, Lalbert and Quambatook
residents. READ MORE
Until further notice, Pratten residents on town water are advised to boil their drinking water.
Southern Downs CEO Rod Ferguson said that after the flood waters receded in Pratten, officers this afternoon found that the Chlorinator used to treat water from the Pratten Bore has failed. READ MORE