Boil water alert in immediate effect

Published on 28 December 2023

Boiling water in electric kettle

Boil water alert in immediate effect for Jindabyne, Lakewood, Leesville, High Country and The Station Resort

In consultation with NSW Health, Council is implementing a boil water alert for Jindabyne, Lakewood, Leesville, High Country and The Station Resort.

This boil water alert has been issued due to recent wet weather causing increased turbidity making drinking water in the above areas unsafe.

This alert is effective immediately, until further notice.

Water used for drinking or food preparation should be brought to a rolling boil to make it safe. Kettles with automatic shut off switches can do this. Water should then be allowed to cool and stored in a refrigerator in a clean, lidded container.

Use bottled water – or treated and cooled water as described above – for drinking, washing uncooked food (such as salad vegetables and fruit), making ice, cleaning teeth, gargling, and for your pet’s drinking water.

Children should take bottled water or cool boiled water to childcare. Dishes should be washed in hot soapy water or in a dishwasher.

This advice must be followed until further notice.

The NSW Health website includes special considerations and directions for:

This alert does not apply to East Jindabyne, Tyrolean Village, Kalkite, or Berridale.

Contact Council’s Water and Wastewater Department on 1300 345 345 or by email at with any questions or concerns. 


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