Geurie was placed on a Precautionary Boil Water Alert on Wednesday 8 June 2022, when samples from the water treatment plant marginally exceeded Australian Drinking Water guidelines.

Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) have been working closely with Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) and NSW Health to monitor the levels regularly each day. The Precautionary Boil Water Alert remains in place as of Friday 17 June 2022.

DRC is managing an aged water treatment plant in Geurie, built in 1993. Since the amalgamation, DRC have installed new sampling technology that has increased sensitivity to changes in the water, than what had previously been in place. Increased rainfall and higher flows in the Macquarie River, are causing increased turbidity issues for a smaller plant of this size. The new, more sensitive technology is detecting these changes in the levels that exceed, albeit marginally, the drinking standards.

DRC has proposed in the Draft 2022/2023 Budget in excess of $4M to upgrade the Geurie Water Treatment Plant.

For more information, please visit Council's original Public Notice regarding the Alert; Precautionary Boiled Water Alert for Geurie

Last Edited: 17 Jun 2022

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