April 2017 Collarenebri Filtered Water Supply
Walgett Shire Council wishes to advise the residents of Collarenebri that due to failure in the distribution system, all residents are asked to boil their tap water before drinking.
Council staff are working to identify the problem although the filtered water reservoir has been super chlorinated.
Council staff are currently flushing the water mains around the town which will be flushed for a couple of days. Regular testing of the drinking water is being carried out but Collarenebri residents are asked to take these precautions until further notice.
Testing for E.coli will be carried out on Monday, 10 April 2017 although until results are received all residents are asked to take the following precautions:
Water for consumption should be brought 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. Council wishes to apologise to the residents of Collarenebri for any inconvenience being caused during this time.