E. Coli outbreak forces Logan locals to boil drinking water

RESIDENTS in parts of Logan, north of the Gold Coast, are being told to “boil their tap water” until further notice, after E. Coli was detected in the local water supply.

According to the Logan City Council website, cooled boiled water will need to be used for drinking, brushing teeth, washing and preparing food or beverages, preparing baby formula, making ice and bathing infants.

The Council has warned “consuming unboiled drinking water could lead to illness, especially for vulnerable people”, including those who are very young, elderly or immune compromised.


It is working with Queensland Health to resolve the situation, but it could take up to two days, and regular updates will be provided to affected residents.

The alert is for all residents in the Cedar Vale and Woodhill areas, with the specific streets listed on the Council website.

Unboiled drinking water can be used for things such as showering and bathing other than infants,
washing dishes and clothes and flushing toilets.

Image | Logan City Council

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au.

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