Problems with water treatment mean that drinking water in the Bundarra Water Supply is unsafe due to elevated levels of turbidity in the treated water.
Turbidity is a measure of suspended particles in water.
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 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.
Bottled water will be available at two different locations during the following hours:
- McGregor Gourlay, 11 Bendemeer St, Bundarra Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 7:30am to 4:30pm.
- Bridge Store (formerly Bottom Shop) in 30 Bendemeer St, Bundarra Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 10am to 4pm Sunday from 10am to 2pm
Any Bundarra residents unable to travel to a collection point should contact Mr Peter Gregory from the Council on 0429 691 827 to arrange for delivery. Residents who have concerns for family, friends or neighbours in Bundarra who may be in this situation are asked to please contact Mr Gregory or Uralla Shire Council directly.
Uralla Shire Council is working to fix the problem as soon as possible. This advice should be followed until further notice.