Precautionary advice for drinking water (Boil water alert)

ADVICE No. 1,  Borroloola, Groote Eylandt, Ngukurr and Numbulwar

Power and Water Corporation has advised the Department of Health to expect disruptions to water supplies in Borroloola, Groote Eylandt, Ngukurr, and Numbulwar, as Tropical Cyclone Trevor may damage water supply infrastructure as it moves across the Gulf region

If the power supply goes out during the cyclone to be on the safe side, the Department of Health recommends that water for drinking, making food and cleaning your teeth be obtained from either packaged bottled water or by bringing tap water to the boil and allowing to cool prior to use.

The Department of Health will advise on the removal of this Precautionary Advice once advice has been received that the water supply system is fully operational and the water is safe to drink.

If further information is required, please contact the Acting Director Environmental Health, Tracy Ward on 0417 848 564.

Last updated: 25 March 2019