Water Quality Update

Council wishes to advise the residents of Darlington Point that continuous best practice approach is being undertaken to deliver safe drinking water as directed by NSW Health and NSW Department of Primary Industries-Water.

During this process Murrumbidgee Council, as the local water utility, has been directed by the State Government authorities to continue the chlorination of water for an indefinite period or until advised otherwise.

Council has received feedback from residents about the discolouration of water.  This has been experienced in the previous years during winter months due to the reduction in water usage which leads to iron oxide build up in the internal water pipework of individual properties. As a preventative measure, Council suggests residents flush water as this will help eliminate the iron oxide build up and reduce the discolouration.

To help mitigate this issue, Council also wishes to advise that a special purpose water mains flushing will be carried out on:-

 Wednesday 7 June, 2017 between 7.30am and 7.00pm, South and West of Boyd Street/Curphey Place (including these streets)

Thursday 8 June, 2017 between 7.30am and 7.00pm, North and East of Boyd Street/Curphey Place

 As a precaution it is suggested DURING WATER MAIN FLUSHING that you:-

·         Check the water from the tap before drinking or washing                  

·         Store some water for drinking during the day

·         Avoid washing clothes and avoid using your hot water supply

·         In the late afternoon, flush your own water pipes by letting your backyard tap run for about three minutes.

Council regrets any inconvenience caused to residents.  If you have any queries please contact Council’s office on 6960 5500.