Dubbo Regional Council issues Boil Water Alert for Wellington

Photo: File.
Photo: File.

Wellington households have this afternoon been put on a precautionary Boil Water Alert as high river turbidity from recent rainfall affects local water quality.

Dubbo Regional Council in conjunction with NSW Health issued the alert and a statement issued on Wednesday afternoon said council immediately activated its public health response plan.

A letterbox drop in Wellington on Thursday, February 6, will provide further information.

Residents are advised to boil water used for:

  • Drinking
  • Brushing teeth
  • Washing and preparing food or beverages
  • Preparing baby formula
  • Making ice

Unboiled water may be used for:

  • Showering and bathing (residents should minimise that amount of water taken into their mouth). As a precaution babies and toddlers should be sponge bathed
  • Washing dishes by hand or in a dishwasher provided dishes are air-dried before being used after washing
  • Washing clothes

A precautionary Boil Water Alert for Geurie issued last Thursday, also due to high water high turbidity, remains in place.

Water filling stations at both Geurie and Wellington are temporarily closed and token holders can use stations in Wongarbon or Mumbil.

Residents in Wellington and Geurie residents are asked to limit water usage while the Boil Water Alert is in place and until the quality of flows from water treatment plants return to NSW Health standards.

Dubbo Regional Council will provide regular updates on Wellington and Geurie water supply quality through its webpage www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au and its Facebook page.

Updates will also be provided to local and regional media.