What to do if a boil water notice is issued

We suggest that you treat your water in some way before drinking it. There are two options to make your water safe to drink:

  • Boil all of the water that you drink. Do this just by bringing the water to a boil in your kettle or keep it at a rolling boil in a saucepan for 1 minute; or
  • Hand chlorinate your storage tank with household bleach.

You can also choose to drink bottled water, although this is the most expensive option.

Note: nearly all household filters provide no protection against bacterial contamination. If you have an under the sink carbon filter or cartridge filter, you still need to boil your water.