Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water: Jilkminggan Community

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A Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water (Boil Water Alert) was issued late yesterday for the Jilkminggan community, following advice from the Power and Water Corporation that due to rising flood waters the power supply has been isolated and the safety of drinking water cannot be assured.

In the meantime as a precautionary measure, 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 to cool prior to use, for any remaining residents.

The Department of Health will lift the Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water (Boil Water Alert) once the Power and Water Corporation confirms when the Jilkminggan water supply is safe to drink.

Anyone who has concerns can contact the department’s Environmental Health hotline during business hours on toll free 1800 095 646.

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