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Back to normal

Wednesday, 14th January, 2015

South resident Dianna McCann prepares the kettle at her Wilson Street home yesterday after a “precautionary boiled water notice” was issued by Essential Water and NSW Health. South resident Dianna McCann prepares the kettle at her Wilson Street home yesterday after a “precautionary boiled water notice” was issued by Essential Water and NSW Health.

After nearly 24 hours of boiling their water before drinking a glass or doing the dishes, South residents were yesterday afternoon assured that the Hebbard Street supply was back to normal.

Essential Water, alongside NSW Health, on Monday issued an urgent precautionary notice to residents after the detection of low chlorine levels from the Hebbard Street service reservoir.

The shortage was caused by a faulty chlorine dosing unit that failed late Sunday or early Monday, Essential Water said. 

Last month, three million litres of water was let go from the Hebbard Street reservoir to urgently replace valves associated with the chlorine dosing of the holding tank.  

Essential Water advised yesterday afternoon that it had fixed the problem.

“Essential Water wish to advise that the Precautionary Boiled Water Notice issued late yesterday afternoon for South Broken Hill residents, has been removed as of 3pm today, Tuesday 13 January 2015,” it said in a statement.

“Use and consumption of tap water can now return to normal.”

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