- Melbourne NewsYarra Valley Water Has Issued A Contaminated Water Warning For 88 Suburbs In Melbourne
Yarra Valley Water Has Issued A Contaminated Water Warning For 88 Suburbs In Melbourne
Following storm damage
Yarra Valley Water has issued a contaminated water notice for 88 Melbourne suburbs after electrical damage due to last night’s storm led to non disinfected water entering the water supply.
The storm damaged a chlorinator at Silvan Dam, which has resulted in untreated water entering the system.
Yarra Valley Water are urging customers not to drink their water unless it is boiled.
|BAYSWATER||FOREST HILL||PARK ORCHARDS|
|BAYSWATER NORTH||GLEN WAVERLEY||PLENTY|
|BOX HILL NORTH||KALORAMA||RINGWOOD NORTH|
|BROADMEADOWS||KANGAROO GROUND||ROXBURGH PARK|
|CHIRNSIDE PARK||LOWER PLENTY||THE BASIN|
|COBURG NORTH||MEADOW HEIGHTS||THOMASTOWN|
|CROYDON NORTH||MONT ALBERT NORTH||WARRANDYTE SOUTH|
|DONCASTER EAST||MOUNT DANDENONG||WONGA PARK|
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Yarra Valley Water gave the following advice about keeping water healthy:
- Boil water in a kettle with an automatic cut-off or on the stove until it boils strongly, with a rapid stream of air-bubbles from the bottom of the kettle or pan.
- Once you have boiled the water, allow it to cool.
- You can store it in the fridge in clean, closed containers for drinking or food preparation – you do not need to boil it again.
- Take care not to injure or scald yourself when you handle boiling water, especially around children
Unboiled water can still be used for showering, toilets, washing dishes and clothes and watering gardens.