Singleton Drinking Water Alert

Filed under Alert & Warning ~ by Press on  10 Feb 2020

URGENT NOTIFICATION: Boil water alert in place for parts of Singleton.

A boil water alert has been issued for residents of the Glade and Gowrie following sampling results after recent heavy rainfall.

Residents are advised that water is unsafe to drink and should follow the advice of NSW Health:

Water used for drinking or food preparation should be brought to a rolling boil to make it safe. 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 water 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 water 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.

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