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Whitsunday Regional Council advises all residents that tap water used for drinking is now safe to consume.
This notice applies to residents in all areas of the Whitsunday Region from 3 April 2017 and means the previous Boiled Water Alert in Airlie Beach, Cannonvale and Bowen surrounds has been lifted.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said there is no longer a public health concern over the quality of drinking water.
“The water for the whole Whitsunday region is now considered safe for all typical uses including drinking, use in food or beverages, personal washing, dishwashing, laundry purposes and flushing toilets. Council has worked closely with Queensland Health over the last few days to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. We will continue to closely monitor the situation,” he said.
Residents should flush out affected water from the pipes in their home. Houses that suffered flooding should have the taps disinfected before use. Rub or spray disinfectant up the spout and around the outside of the tap then allow to flush. Residents are urged to share this alert with neighbours and friends.
For more information phone Whitsunday Regional Council on 4945 0200.