Yarra Valley Water issues contaminated water warning for 88 Melbourne suburbs
28.08.2020

Yarra Valley Water issues contaminated water warning for 88 Melbourne suburbs

Words by Kate Streader

Residents are advised to boil tap water before consumption until further notice.

Yarra Valley Water has issued a contamination notice for 88 Melbourne suburbs following damage from last night’s storms which caused undisinfected water from Silvan Dam to enter the water supply system.

Residents have been advised to boil tap water before drinking, use for food preparation, brushing teeth, or anything else that would lead to ingesting the contaminated water, until further notice. Consuming the water without boiling it first may lead to gastro-like symptoms.

The affected suburbs are:

Attwood
Bayswater
Bayswater North
Blackburn
Blackburn North
Blackburn South
Boronia, Box Hill North
Broadmeadows
Bulleen
Bundoora
Burwood
Burwood East
Campbellfield
Chirnside Park
Coburg North
Coldstream
Coolaroo
Craigieburn
Croydon
Croydon Hills
Croydon North
Croydon South
Dallas
Doncaster
Doncaster East
Donvale
Doreen
Eltham
Epping
Fawkner
Forest Hill
Glen Waverley
Greensborough
Greenvale
Heathmont
Kalorama
Kangaroo Ground
Kilsyth
Kilsyth South
Kingsbury
Lalor
Lilydale
Lower Plenty
Meadow Heights
Melbourne Airport
Mernda
Mill Park
Mitcham
Monbulk
Mont Albert North
Montmorency
Montrose
Mooroolbark
Mount Dandenong
Mount Evelyn
Mount Waverley
North Warrandyte
Nunawading
Olinda
Park Orchards
Plenty
Research
Reservoir
Ringwood
Ringwood East
Ringwood North
Roxburgh Park
Silvan
Somerton
South Morang
Templestowe
Templestowe Lower
The Basin
Thomastown
Vermont
Vermont South
Viewbank
Wantirna
Warrandyte
Warrandyte South
Warranwood
Westmeadows
Wollert
Wongo Park
Yallambie
Yarrambat

The issue is expected to be resolved later today.

For updates, visit the Yarra Valley Water website

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