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Bottled water is available for Singleton residents who remain on a boil water alert


There is still a boil water alert in place for some parts of Singleton.

The alert in place for Glade, Gowrie, Maison Dieu, McDougalls Hill and Hambledon Hill at Singleton.

There is bottled water available for residents who have been impacted by the boil water alert.

The water is available from Council’s Administration Building. Residents must provide proof of address.

Two bottles per person in affected areas are available per day while the boil water alert remains in place. Residents can pick up bottled water for other members of their family, provided they live at the same address. Please bring a reusable bag along with you.

Sampling results of the water showed turbidity above and chlorine levels below the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

Recent heavy rainfall has caused issues with water treatment.

Council said that they are taking this issue very seriously and made contact with NSW Health immediately on receipt of the results. The boil water alert will remain in place until sampling results show water is safe for drinking, and in consultation with 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 (eg salad vegetables and fruit), making ice, cleaning teeth, gargling and pets 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.

The Boil Water Alert has been recommended as a precaution. If you drank the water before hearing the advice, your risk of becoming ill is low. However, if you experience any ill health, please seek medical advice.

Singleton Council is working to fix the problem as quickly as possible and further updates will be provided as information is available.

Water carters are also advised that the standpipe at Maison Dieu is closed until further notice. Potable water supply is available at Waterworks Lane ONLY.

Residents of the Glade, Gowrie, Hambledon Hill, Maison Dieu and McDougalls Hill who are affected by the boil water alert can collect free bottled water from 7.30am tomorrow, Wednesday 12 February.