TasWater has announced that the Department of Health (DoH) has lifted the Boil Water Alert (BWA) for Deloraine, with test results indicating that the tap water is safe to drink.

Test results show that the water being supplied to TasWater customers meets the standards of both the Tasmanian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines (TDWQG) and the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG).

TasWater has also carried out changes to the operation of the Deloraine Water Treatment Plant as a means of preventing a repeat of the situation which led to the introduction of the BWA last week.

This means Deloraine customers are able to consume water from their household taps without having to boil it first with immediate effect. TasWater will continue to provide ongoing monitoring and testing to demonstrate water quality meets the drinking water guidelines.

TasWater appreciates the cooperation of the Deloraine community and acknowledges it has been inconvenient for the duration of the BWA, but assures everyone that the priority has been to protect the health of the community.

Residents are currently being alerted to the lifting of the need to boil their drinking water with TasWater staff delivering notices door to door.


Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.

After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.

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