A Boil Water Alert for Cherbourg remains in place until further notice.

Date: 17/12/2019

All residents and Guests in Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council should boil their tap water used for drinking water until further notice.

This advice has been issued following issues with chlorine dosing at the Water Treatment Plant. This alert applies to all residents in the township of Cherbourg.

Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council is working closely with Queensland Health to resolve this situation. The boil water alert will stay in effect until Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council and Queensland Health are confident there is no longer a public health concern. Regular updates will be provided to the community.

Consuming unboiled drinking water could lead to illness, especially for vulnerable people (e.g. those who are very young, elderly or immune compromised). If you are concerned about your health contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84), your local doctor or local hospital and advise them of your concern.

Customers should bring water to the boil and then allow it to cool before using it. Boiled water can be stored in a clean, closed container for later use.

If you are drinking tap water, Please be sure to boil for 10 minutes.

Please use bottled water when rinsing your mouth out after brushing teeth

Customers should boil ALL water used for:

  • Drinking
  • Brushing Teeth –
  • Washing and preparing food or drinks
  • Preparing baby formula
  • Making ice
  • Bathing
  • Infants.

Unboiled water can be used for:

  • Flushing of toilets
  • Showers & Baths– (but babies and toddlers should be sponge bathed)
  • Washing dishes (if allowed to dry completely before using again)
  • Washing Clothes

Council is working hard to identify and fix the problem as soon as possible, and sorry for the inconvenience.

Please share this advice with your neighbours and friends.