Chlorine will continue to be added to the Darlington Point water supply as a precautionary measure until further notice.

Murrumbidgee Council General Manager, Craig Moffitt, said providing clean, safe drinking water was a top priority for Council.

The chlorination of the town’s water supply is a result of a directive from NSW Department of Primary Industries-Water and NSW Health.

A sample from one of the two bores in Darlington Point returned a positive E coli indicator in March. Since then the water has been closely monitored.

Mr Moffitt assured that the safety of the drinking water quality had not been compromised, but said Council was not taking any chances.

“We maintain a rigorous water quality program, with daily testing carried out by Council and weekly tests by an independent testing laboratory,” Mr Moffitt said.

“As a result of the directive from the two state departments the water supply in Darlington Point will continue to be chlorinated. “We know residents value access to unchlorinated water but public safety will always be our number one priority.”

 Council is currently undertaking an assessment of the water supplies assets across the Local Government Area to ensure compliance with Public Drinking Water Guidelines and to maintain a potable water supply for all three towns.

When the reviews have been finalised the results will be reported to Council and residents will be notified of any proposed permanent changes to the town water supplies if that becomes necessary.