PRECAUTIONARY BOILED WATER ALERT FOR GEURIE

A precautionary Boiled Water Alert has been issued for Geurie, NSW effective immediately ( Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 4:30pm) Dubbo Regional Council (DRC), in consultation with NSW Health, has issued the alert and immediately activated its public health response plan for residents in the town.

Residents are advised to boil water used for:

  • Drinking
  • Brushing teeth
  • Washing and preparing food or beverages
  • Preparing baby formula
  • Making ice

Unboiled water may be used for:

  • Showering and bathing (residents should minimise that amount of water taken into their mouth). As a precaution babies and toddlers should be sponge bathed
  • Washing dishes by hand or in a dishwasher provided dishes are air-dried before being used after washing
  • Washing clothes

The town’s water filling station has been temporarily closed and token holders are able to use the water filling station at Wellington.

Geurie residents are asked to limit water usage while the precautionary Boiled Water Alert is in place and until the quality of flows from the town’s treatment plant returns to NSW Health standards.

Alerts have been sent to local and regional media outlets, posted online at dubbo.nsw.gov.au and on social media via DRC’s facebook page and in the Geurie Community Noticeboard facebook page. Special bottled water supplies will be delivered to Geurie Public School.

Dubbo Regional Council will provide regular updates on Geurie’s water supply quality through its webpage and its facebook page. Updates will also be provided to local and regional media.

ENDS

Last Edited: 09 Jun 2022

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