1.00 pm 18 December 2020 – The water boil alert for Duaringa has been cancelled. Following advice from the Department of Natural Resources Mines and Energy, council can confirm that the water quality has returned to Australian drinking water standards.
Council thanks residents for their cooperation in this matter.
1:02 pm 16 December 2020 – Residents of Duaringa are advised to boil their water until further notice. Council has recorded high turbidity (dirty water) and as a precaution while this matter is being investigated, that residents boil their water. Water should be brought to a rolling boil, allowed to cool, put in a clean container, and refrigerated.
Cooled boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, cooking, washing raw foods (such as seafood or salads), making ice, pet’s drinking water and cleaning teeth. Dishes should be washed in hot soapy water or in a dishwasher.
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4:40pm 16 December 2020 – the issue at the water treatment plant has not been resolved today. Residents are asked to continue to boil their water and wait for the next update mid-morning Thursday 17 December 2020.
11:22am 17 December 2020 – Council has met with the Queensland Government Water Regulation Department this morning. The equipment at the water treatment plant is still undergoing testing to make sure that the treated water meets the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. The test results have been sent away and we will know the result later today. Residents are asked to continue to boil their water until further notice.
4:55pm 17 December 2020 – there is no additional information about this issue available this afternoon. Council is still waiting on test results. Another update is due late morning tomorrow, Friday. Residents are asked to continue to boil their water until further notice.