March 19, 2021

Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council has reminded Cherbourg residents and visitors that a “boil water” alert remains in place in the community.

The alert has been issued due to increased turbidity (ie. suspended particles) in the town’s water supply.

It will stay in effect until Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council and Queensland Health are confident there is no longer a public health concern.

Consuming unboiled drinking water could lead to illness, especially for vulnerable people (eg. those who are very young, elderly or immune compromised).

Cherbourg residents should bring water to the boil and then allow it to cool before using it.

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

Customers should boil ALL water used for:

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

Unboiled water can be used for:

  • Flushing toilets
  • Showers and baths (but babies and toddlers should be sponge-bathed)
  • Washing dishes (if allowed to dry completely before using again)
  • Washing clothes

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