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5/02/2018 4:00 p.m.
Monday 5 February, 2018
District Council is advising that it has lifted the precautionary boil water
notice for the Mt Somers water supply, however the notice still remains in
place for Montalto.
quality of the Mt Somers water has returned to normal and the treatment is
operating effectively, after Council detected that the water was not as clear
as it should be on Friday 2 February.
plant’s ultraviolet disinfection treatment is less effective when the water
isn’t as clear as normal, and a boil water notice was issued as a precautionary
measure. No contamination has been detected in the Mt Somers supply.
residents are advised to continue boiling their water, as the supply has not
achieved three consecutive days of clear tests for E.coli. The contaminant was
first found in the supply on Thursday 1 February.
connected to the Montalto scheme should continue boiling their drinking water,
and water used in food preparation and for hygiene purposes for at least three
minutes before consumption.
assistance should be sought if you experience symptoms such as nausea,
diarrhoea, cramps, vomiting or fever after consuming any of the water.
a supply tests positive for E.coli, it must achieve three consecutive days of
negative tests before a boil water notice can be lifted.
notice will remain in place until further advised by Council.