E.coli detected in Darlington Point water supply

Regular monitoring for E.coli bacteria in the Darlington Point water supply system has detected possible contamination.

The presence of these bacteria indicates that the water may be contaminated with organisms which may cause disease.

As a precaution residents are advised water for consumption should be brought to a rolling boil and then allowed to cool and stored in a clean container with a lid and refrigerated.

Cooled boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, cooking, washing raw food (such as seafood or salads), making ice, pet’s drinking water and cleaning teeth. Dishes should be washed in hot soapy water or in a dishwashers. Children should take bottled or cooled boiled water to school.

Murrumbidgee Council is working to alleviate the problem and precautions should be taken until further notice.