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Boiled water alert lifted for Comboyne residents

Released on: 01 April 2021

Released on: 01 April 2021

Comboyne residents no longer need to boil their drinking water as NSW Health have confirmed the water is now safe for drinking. 

During the recent rain event, the rising main supplying the Comboyne Public Water Supply Network broke due to a land slip on Lansdowne Road. 

The break drained the water from the Comboyne water supply storage reservoirs resulting in lost pressure and storm water was able to enter the system. Council staff were quick to locate and repair the broken main with the public water supply replenished from Wednesday 24 March. 

During this time, Comboyne residents were asked to boil their drinking water and to conserve their water as much as possible.

Council staff increased the chlorine residual and performed extensive flushing of the water supply network to sanitise and purge any contaminated water. Council staff have continued to monitor, flush & collect samples for microbiological laboratory analysis.  

All samples have come back clear of any contaminants.

Chlorine levels have been reduced within the Comboyne public water supply network, however customers may still notice the elevated levels for a few more days.