Restrictions lifted on Baralaba drinking water
BANANA Shire Council advises that the boil water advisory issued on February 22 was lifted at 10AM, March 4, 2019 and there are no restrictions remaining on the normal uses of drinking water supplied to Baralaba.
This action has been taken following consultation with Queensland Health.
The emergency maintenance carried out last weekend successfully restored the water treatment plant capacity and quality.
It has now been confirmed by test results showing water quality meets Australian standards.
Home owners and residents are advised that if your house was empty last week, then internal taps should be run for 2-3 minutes to ensure that any potentially contaminated water is flushed from their plumbing. Owners and managers of large buildings should ensure that their entire system is flushed and that storage tanks are drained and refilled. Building managers and owners can contact 4992 9500 if advice is required.
Council appreciates that this alert has caused an inconvenience for many members of the community and apologises for this. However, a precautionary approach has been taken in regard to ensuring the safety of drinking water supplies to residents during this time.
The Banana Shire Council is working closely with the Department of Energy and Water Supply and Queensland Health to identify procedures to prevent recurrence.
For more information go to http://www.banana.qld.gov.au/ or call 4992 9500.