TasWater continue to advise consumers in Risdon Vale that they should boil their drinking water until further notice.This advice has been issued following routine water sampling which indicates irregularities in the quality of the
water supply involving the presence of E. coli.
TasWater have alerted their customers to the process of treating any water for drinking, brushing teeth, washing and preparing food or beverages, preparing baby formula and making ice.
produced from the bottom of a pan or kettle. Kettles with automatic cut‐off switches are suitable and variable
temperature kettles should be set to boil. After heating, water must be allowed to cool before using it and can be
stored in a clean, closed container for later use.
The Department of Health and Human Services advises that consumption of unboiled water could lead to nausea,
vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps and a general feeling of being unwell.
If you are concerned that you may have been affected by contaminated water please contact your GP and advise them about this notice.
The State Chief Veterinary Officer has advised TasWater that there is not an increased risk to animals drinking
reticulated water in towns under a Boil Water Alert. Animals typically have access to, and consume, non‐potable
water from a range of other sources (puddles, watercourses, dams, toilets.).
TasWater say they are working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services to identify conditions that will
enable the boil water alert to be lifted and the alert will be in effect until TasWater and the Department of Health and Human Services are confident that there is no longer a public health concern.
Any health concerns can be reported to the Department of Health and Human Services on 1800 671 738 and you can stay up to date via the TasWater website
Below is the area affected :