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Boiled Water Alert for parts of Morwell

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Boiled Water Alert for parts of Morwell

Gippsland Water has issued a boil water alert for a part of the Morwell township near Vincent and Savage Streets (see attached map), which is to take effect immediately.

Gippsland Water’s managing director David Mawer said that as a precautionary measure associated with a recent main break in Morwell Gippsland Water has instructed all residents in this part of the Morwell township to boil their water for both drinking and food preparation purposes.

Mr Mawer said, “While tests over recent days have been compliant with Drinking Water Standards we are issuing this alert as a precautionary measure. The existing disinfection system could not be fully relied on at the moment and an update will be issued as soon as more information becomes available.”

Under a boil water alert, customers are advised to boil all drinking water for two minutes before consumption to ensure that any bacteria are killed.

Water should be boiled for the following purposes:

  • Drinking
  • Preparing infant formulas
  • Preparing juices and ice cubes
  • Washing fruits and vegetables
  • Cooking
  • Brushing teeth or soaking dentures

Customers in the identified area should not use or consume un-boiled water supplied from this source until further notice is given by Gippsland Water.

“Gippsland Water apologises to the community for any inconvenience that the boil water alert may cause. Residents can be assured that Gippsland Water adheres to the highest standards when it comes to the protection of public health, and that our staff are working diligently to rectify the situation.”

Customers who would like further information are asked to contact Gippsland Water’s 24 hour Service Centre on 1800 057 057.

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