North Dubbo remains on Boil Water Notice while action plan is undertaken
Regional Council Director of Technical Services Stewart McLeod has this morning
advised that the Boil Water Notice in North Dubbo is expected to remain in
place, possibly until Thursday, while further precautionary cleaning of the
reservoirs at Myall Street and sampling and testing are undertaken.
are sampling sites in the reticulation and cleaning the steel reservoir
internally as a precautionary measure,” Mr McLeod said.
cleansing, they will then be chlorinating the reservoir and from there the
water needs to be left overnight to make sure the reservoir is fully
disinfected,” he said.
Tuesday morning the chlorine levels in the steel reservoir will be tested and
the adjoining concrete reservoir will also undergo a precautionary clean.
sites in the Myall Street Zone will then be sampled, with such samples then
sent to a Sydney water laboratory while further flushing is conducted,” he
Tuesday afternoon it is anticipated that there will be a formal meeting
by teleconference with NSW Health and DPI Water to discuss progress and a
possible timetable for the ending the boil water notice,” he said.
higher than usual levels of chlorine utilised during the flushing process, it
is also necessary to conduct field testing for chlorine residuals before
lifting the notice,” Mr McLeod said.
understands the frustrations of residents and businesses in the affected area,
however public health is paramount and the Boil Water Notice will remain in
place until Council, DPI and Public Health are satisfied the risk has been
eliminated,” he said.
the situation has been rectified, Council will consider its position regarding
any compensation to customers,” he said.
would like to apologise for the inconvenience experienced by residents and
business owners in the affected zone, and will notify the public when the
Notice is lifted as soon as possible,” he said.
more information, please visit the website www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au
or call Customer Service during business hours on (02)6801 4000
Media contact: Dubbo Regional
Council Director of Technical Services Stewart McLeod (02) 6801 4000.
Last Edited: 14 Nov 2016