TasWater recently issued a boil water alert for Deloraine and is continuing work to resolve water quality issues for the community.

The area affected is the entire supply network of Deloraine. The Boil Water Alert was put in place following consultation with the Department of Health after TasWater identified that water, the treatment of which was compromised, entered the system which may present a health issue.

TasWater’s General Manager, Service Delivery, Bennie Smith, said that though the water plant is currently operating and producing water that is within compliance specifications, TasWater will continue to investigate all technical causes of this event.

“Flushing and scouring of the whole reticulation network has taken place as a means of clearing the system of any compromised water,” Mr Smith said.

“I apologise for the inconvenience but the action was necessary in the interest of the health of the community.”

It will still be several days before full testing of the water treatment plant’s compliance with Australian Drinking Water Guidelines can be assured, as this involves the analysis of a series of water tests before removal of the alert can be considered.

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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