Boil notice for Casino water is lifted

The boil water notice for Casino has now been lifted.

In consultation with NSW Health, Richmond Valley Council is lifting the boil water notice for Casino following extensive flushing and testing undertaken across the Casino water supply system.

The testing confirms the supply system has been filled with freshly treated water which is safe to drink.

The lifting of the boil water notice is immediate, and water is now safe to drink from the tap.

Council’s Infrastructure Services manager David Timms said NSW Health and Richmond Valley Council had reviewed water sample results of the local water supply, confirming it is safe to drink.

“Before drinking the water, make sure to flush your household taps with running tap water for two to three minutes, including the tap most distant from your water meter, which is typically in backyards,” Mr Timms said.

“After this, the water from the taps is safe to drink and no longer needs to be boiled for any purpose.”

The boil water notice was given on February 24 because of poor raw water quality following high-intensity rainfall in the upper catchment of the Richmond River and water treatment failure.

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