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Residents Warned To Boil Water

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July 4, 2019

Cherbourg Council issued a “boil water alert” on Thursday for the township following increased turbidity in the town water supply.

“Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council is working closely with Queensland Health to resolve the situation,” a statement form the Council said.

Residents have been advised to boil ALL water used for:

  • Drinking
  • Brushing teeth
  • Washing and preparing food or drinks
  • Preparing baby formula
  • Making ice, or
  • Bathing babies

Unboiled water can be used for

  • Flushing toilets
  • Showers and baths (although babies and toddlers should be spong-bathed)
  • Washing dishes (if allowed to dry completely before being used again), and
  • Washing clothes

Council warned that drinking unboiled water could lead to illness, especially for vulnerable people including the very young, elderly or people with compromised immune systems.

Water should be brought to the boil and then allowed to cool before using it.

Boiled water can be stored in a clean, closed container for later use.

“Council is working hard to identify and fix the problem as soon as possible and is sorry for the inconvenience,” the statement concluded.

“Please share this advice with your neighbours and friends.”


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2 Responses to Residents Warned To Boil Water

  1. Keneeka Watson

    Is that including the tank water??

  2. News Desk

    No, only reticulated water

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