Water safe to drink again
PALUMA residents no longer have to boil their water after a fourth water quality test came back clear of any bacteria.
The notice to boil water was put in place as a precaution on June 10 after tests confirmed giardia, a parasite which causes bowel infection, was present in the raw water supply.
Townsville Water operations manager Mark Harvey said the council made the decision to lift the alert in consultation with Queensland Health and the Water Supply Regulator. “The water has been determined safe to drink and as a result, the alert has been raised,” Mr Harvey said.
“In addition to regular monitoring and testing of the Paluma water supply catchment, the council has carried inspections in the area and detected no evidence of contamination from septics or any other source.”
The council will continue to monitor the water supply.