Residents will need to start boiling water before drinking announced council on Tuesday afternoon.
The Bundarra Water Supply is unsafe due to elevated levels of turbidity [a measure of suspended particles in water] in the treated water.
Council said that water used for drinking or food preparation should be brought to a rolling boil to make it safe.
Kettles with automatic shut off switches can do this. Water should then be allowed to cool and stored in a clean container with a lid and refrigerated.
Bottled water or cool boiled water should be used for drinking, washing uncooked food (eg,
salad vegetables and fruit), making ice, cleaning teeth, gargling and pet’s drinking water.
Dishes should be washed in hot soapy water or in a dishwasher. Children should take bottled
water or cool boiled water to school.
Uralla Shire Council is working to fix the problem. This advice should be followed until further notice.
For further information contact council on 02 6778 6300.