Boil notice lifted from Brogo River catchment area

NSW Health has advised that the precautionary boil water notice for the Brogo-Bermagui water supply system has been lifted, based on the most recent river turbidity level and council’s management of the supply system.

The lifting of the precautionary boil water notice is immediate. Water from the tap no longer needs to be boiled for any purpose.

The boil water notice was introduced on March 6 for the Brogo-Bermagui water supply system as a precautionary measure upon advice from NSW Health concerning elevated turbidity levels in the river water following catchment rainfall.

Council’s manager of water and sewerage services, Jim Collins said river water had continued to clear since the initial rainfall was received, to levels where NSW Health and BVSC are satisfied that the water supply system can be managed safely without the need for people to boil water.

“We understand the inconvenience caused by having to boil tap water and express our appreciation for the cooperation and understanding of all people affected since the notice was introduced,” Mr Collins said.

“At the moment, the Brogo-Bermagui water supply system is an unfiltered water supply system.

“Discussions with NSW Health and other State Government agencies continue regarding financial assistance for the construction of water filtration plants,” Mr Collins said.

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