Rosebery water now safe

Rosebery water now safe

The Director of Public Health has lifted the Public Health Alert placed on the water supply to the Dalmeny and Primrose areas of Rosebery.

The Public Health Alert was placed on the water supply because of persistently high levels of lead above the health-related limits of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

The Public Health Alert was imposed on 17 May 2013 in a "do not consume notice" issued by the former Cradle Mountain Water (now TasWater-North West) where all affected residents were advised not to drink the water.

Investigations and remedial work by Cradle Mountain Water has resulted in a period of sustained water quality compliance within the Dalmeny and Primrose areas.

Therefore, the Director of Public Health lifted the Public Health Alert on 19 June 2013.

This means Dalmeny- and Primrose-area residents can now safely consume water supplied by TasWater-North West.

To ensure ongoing compliance, the Director of Public Health has imposed additional maintenance and monitoring requirements on the water corporation to safeguard water quality and provide timely alerts of any future issues.

For more information contact TasWater-North West on 136992 or the Department of Health and Human Services Public and Environmental Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

9 August 2013