‘We’ve become aware of a potential water quality issue affecting your suburb due to electrical damage caused by the storms overnight. The power outages overnight caused undiscinfected water from the Silvan Dam to enter the water supply system. As a precaution, it is advisable for you to bring tap water to a rolling boil before using for drinking, brushing your teeth, food preparation, preparing baby formula, making ice or bathing infants. Yarra Valley have notified the Department of Health and Human Services and our teams are working around the clock to address the issues.
Kind regard Yarra Valley.
A message from Whittlesea U3A
DO NOT DRINK: Water warning issued for 88 Melbourne suburbs by Yarra Valley Water
Yarra Valley Water has issued a water warning notice for more than 80 Melbourne suburbs.
Damage caused by storms overnight led to undisinfected water from Silvan Dam entering the water supply system.
Customers in 88 suburbs are being told not to drink their tap water or use it for food preparation unless it is boiled first.
Water which has not been boiled may be used for showering, bathing, flushing toilets, hand washing, washing dishes, clothes and garden watering.
The contaminated water may cause gastro-like symptoms if consumed.
If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact your doctor.
An estimated 250,000 households are affected by the issue, which is expected to be resolved later today.
|BAYSWATER||FOREST HILL||PARK ORCHARDS|
|BAYSWATER NORTH||GLEN WAVERLEY||PLENTY|
|BOX HILL NORTH||KALORAMA||RINGWOOD NORTH|
|BROADMEADOWS||KANGAROO GROUND||ROXBURGH PARK|
|CHIRNSIDE PARK||LOWER PLENTY||THE BASIN|
|COBURG NORTH||MEADOW HEIGHTS||THOMASTOWN|
|CROYDON NORTH||MONT ALBERT NORTH||WARRANDYTE SOUTH|
|DONCASTER EAST||MOUNT DANDENONG||WONGA PARK|