2020 July: Scone (NSW). Boil Water Alert Turbidity

Scone (New South Wales) – Turbidity

Boil Water Alert

1 Jul 2020 1:00 PM – Scone boil water alert extended to Aberdeen & Murrurundi

Aberdeen, Murrurundi and Scone residents are advised to boil water for drinking and food preparation, until further notice.

The recent heavy rainfall in the Glenbawn Dam catchment has caused problems with effective water treatment making drinking water in the Scone water supply system register a poor raw water quality measurement.

Upper Hunter Shire Council is working to fix the problem and will notify residents as soon as the water quality risk has returned to normal.

We ask residents not to be alarmed – this alert to boil all drinking water is a proactive and preventative measure to manage the risk and ensure the safety of residents…

Heavy continuous rainfall in the Glenbawn catchment has caused the Aberdeen River turbidity level to increase.   Based on the latest water quality results from the Scone water supply system, the turbidity is now too high to adequately guarantee the safety of the water for human consumption. This does not mean the water is unsafe – only that the risk of it being unsafe is too high.

Aesthetic: Based on aesthetic considerations, the turbidity should not exceed 5 NTU at the
consumer’s tap.