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9 February, 2022

Residents issued with boil water notice

A BOIL water notice has been issued by Tablelands Regional Council for properties connected to the Cassowary Heights water supply scheme.

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A boil water notice remains in place for properties connected to the Ravenshoe and Millstream (North and South) water supply schemes, and for two properties connected to the Ravenshoe water supply scheme that have received a letter from council regarding ongoing boil water notices. 

Residents at these properties must boil water for consumption until further notice. 

Council says it is working closely with Queensland Health to resolve the situation but the boil water notice will stay in effect until the health authority is confident there is no public health risk. 

Consumption of unboiled water could lead to illness, especially for vulnerable people – for example, very young, elderly and those with weak immune systems. 

If anyone is concerned that they may have been affected by contaminated water, they should contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84), a local doctor or the hospital. 

Council is also asking Cassowary Heights and Belleview Estate residents to reduce water use. 

“The wet weather has increased the turbidity (cloudiness) of their water source which means we aren't able to adequately treat the supply,” a spokesperson said. 

“We have a limited amount of treated water in the reservoir but need residents to reduce consumption so we don't have to enact a boil water notice.”

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