Maranoa Regional Council advises all residents in Muckadilla that the town is currently experiencing a water interruption due the structural failure of the reservoir.
Council says the alert applies today (23 April 2018) to residents located in Muckadilla only.
A replacement tank is currently being moved onsite to act as the town’s temporary water reservoir.
Regular updates will be provided to those affected.
It is anticipated that supply should be restored later this afternoon. Council is working closely with the Water Supply Regulator to resolve the situation.
Once restored, residents are advised, in addition to boiling drinking water, to please limit water usage to essential purposes only until further notice.
The boil water alert will stay in effect until Council and the Regulator are confident there is no longer a public health concern.
Consuming unboiled drinking water could lead to illness, especially for vulnerable people (e.g. those who are very young, elderly or immune compromised).
If you are concerned about your health contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84), your local doctor or local hospital and advise them of your concerns.
People should use cooled boiled water or bottled water for:
• brushing teeth • washing and preparing food or beverages
• preparing baby formula • making ice
• bathing infants.
Unboiled drinking water can be used for: • showering and bathing other than infants (but minimise water in the mouth)
• washing dishes by hand or in a dishwasher, provided dishes are air-dried
• washing clothes
• flushing toilets.
People should bring drinking water to a boil and then allow water to cool before using it or storing it in a clean, closed container for later use.
Kettles with automatic cut-off switches are suitable for producing boiled water. Variable temperature kettles should be set to boil. Residents are urged to share this alert with neighbours and friends.