Gravesend Boil Water Alert

Published on 03 November 2022

Gravesend Water Supply

Thursday 3 November 2022

Gravesend Water Supply Emergency Water Restrictions are LIFTED!

Council has repaired the electrical issues to Gravesend water supply caused from the flood waters. The system is operating as normal.

PLEASE NOTE - BOIL WATER ALERT will remain in place for Gravesend Water Supply due to the current turbidity of the Gwydir River which has the potential to make drinking water in Gravesend unsafe.

Council is advising residents of Gravesend as a precaution that water used for drinking or food preparation should be brought to a rolling boil. Kettles with automatic shut off switches can do this. Water should then be allowed to cool and stored in a clean container with a lid and refrigerated.

Bottled or cool boiled water should be used for drinking, washing uncooked food (e.g., salad vegetables and fruit) making ice, cleaning teeth, gargling and pet’s drinking water.

Dishes should be washed in hot soapy water or in a dishwasher. Children should take bottled or cool boiled water to school.

If you cannot boil the water, unscented household bleach (containing 4%-5% available chlorine) may be used. Add 2 drops of bleach to 1 litre of water (or 4 drops if the water is cloudy), mix well, and allow to stand for 30 minutes before use.

Gwydir Shire Council is working to resolve the problem.

This advice should be followed until further notice.

For further information contact Town Services on 02 6724 2025.

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