Richmond Valley Council said the flushing of reservoirs has been slightly interrupted because of the rain.
“Our Water-Sewer team is meeting with NSW Health midday tomorrow, Tuesday, March 1 and we hope they’ll lift the boil water alert in the afternoon,” a council spokeswoman said.
“Water sourced from the Richmond River experienced high turbidity levels following recent rain events, which resulted in the inability to reliably purify the water.
“Water needs to be flushed from the town supply to ensure there is no risk to public safety.
“This is being replaced with freshly treated water which meets the required NSW Health standards.”
The council said they recognised the impact and inconvenience caused by the imposition of a boil water alert to homes and businesses.