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. 

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