Water boil alert lifted for Darwin, Palmerston and surrounding area

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The precautionary advice for drinking water (Boil Water Alert) has been cancelled for Darwin, Palmerston and surrounding area.

Tap water is safe to drink.

Power and Water Corporation has advised the Department of Health that as of 9.22am, Monday 19 March 2018 the results of sampling show the water supply to be free of bacterial contamination and that the water is safe to drink.

Should any further advice be received from Power and Water Corporation about isolated possible contamination the Department of Health may issue additional advice.

The precautionary advice was consistent with established protocols between the Chief Health Officer and Power Water Corporation.

Lorraine Hook 0437 190 271.

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