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Posted on: 7 September, 2017

Council assures Jindabyne residents their drinking water is safe

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Snowy Monaro Regional Council would like to assure Jindabyne residents that its drinking water is of a safe and reliable quality.

Council has in place a number of measures to ensure the Jindabyne water supply is of a high quality with regular testing complying with state government regulations.

Council is disappointed that recent media reports have cast aspersions over the quality of Jindabyne’s drinking water. Snowy Monaro Regional Council Administrator Dean Lynch said he hopes residents haven’t been left unduly worried about the quality of their drinking water.

“Council has in place, as required by NSW Health, a Drinking Water Management Plan for the Jindabyne water supply and closely monitors and tests the quality parameters to ensure the consumer’s safety and satisfaction,” Administrator Lynch said.

“Residents can be confident this Council is committed to ensuring that water supplied to Jindabyne consumers meets the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and is safe for human consumption.”

A boil water alert was issued for Jindabyne residents in 2009 in response to a sewage spill adjacent to Lake Jindabyne. Council worked closely with NSW Health who directed testing and response measures to protect the health of consumers and the general public.

This event was managed in accordance with NSW Health directives and the appropriate preventative follow up actions were engaged.

All test results are reported to the NSW Health Department and operational reporting is regularly submitted to DPI Water.

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