BOIL WATER NOTICE FOR DARLINGTON POINT

16 MARCH 2017 - BOIL WATER NOTICE


E. coli bacteria contamination

Regular monitoring for E. coli bacteria in the Darlington Point Town water supply system is conducted by Murrumbidgee Council, E. coli itself is generally not harmful.  The presence of these bacteria indicates that the water may be contaminated with organisms that may cause disease.

Recent monitoring has shown E. coli to be present in the Darlington Point town water supply system.  As a precaution you are advised that water for consumption should be bought to a rolling boil.  Water should then be allowed to cool and stored in a clean container with a lid and refrigerated.

Cooled boiled or bottled water should be used for :-

Drinking, cooking, washing raw foods (such as seafood or salads), making ice, pet’s drinking water and cleaning teeth.

Dishes should be washed in hot soapy water or in a dishwasher.  Children should take bottled or cooled boiled water to school.  Murrumbidgee Council is working to alleviate the problem.

Precautions should be taken until further notice.