The BOIL WATER ALERT issued early October 2019 will remain in place until further notice.
The current poor raw water quality continues due to the recent heavy rainfall event and significant runoff of ash and dust into the Tenterfield Dam.
Some residents have alerted Council to a change in taste or odour. Council wishes to assure the community that chemicals utilised in treatment are food grade and in-line with NSW Health Guidelines.
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.
If you receive a delivery of water from Council’s supply via the approved water carriers, the BOIL WATER ALERT continues to apply.
Council is working closely with NSW Health and DPIE Water to ensure water is of appropriate quality for the residents of Tenterfield.
This advice should be followed until further notice.