Lifted: Boil Water Alert for Darwin, Palmerston and surrounding areas

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Lifted: Boil Water Alert for Darwin, Palmerston and surrounding areas

Issued 02:25pm 18 March 2018

The Department of Health wants to remind people in Darwin, Palmerston and the surrounding area that a boil water alert remains current for all residents.

The precautionary advice is based on potential contamination of the public water supply as a result of damage to infrastructure during Tropical Cyclone Marcus.

Power and Water Corporation anticipates that the alert will remain in place for at least another 24 hours while laboratory testing is being undertaken and processed.

During this time and as a precaution, the Department of Health recommends that water for drinking, food preparation and oral hygiene be obtained from either packaged bottled water or by boiling tap water and allowing it to cool before use.

The Department of Health will lift the Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water (Boil Water Alert) once government laboratory water test results confirm that there is no bacteria present and the water is safe to drink again.

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The following have been developed to assist in understanding the current water boil alert for Darwin, Palmerston and surrounds.

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