Murwillumbah residents no longer have to boil tap water before drinking

RESIDENTS in the flood-ravaged northern NSW towns of Uki and South Murwillumbah no longer have to boil their tap water before they can drink it.

Residents had been warned to boil their tap water first over fears it may have been contaminated following widespread flooding brought on by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

All drinking water supplies were deemed healthy on Monday morning, prompting the Health Department to lift the boiled water alerts.


“Council had samples from all treatment plants and its pipe network sampling sites tested by its laboratory,” Council said in a statement.

“It will continue to test water samples regularly throughout the flood recovery.

“Residents on the reticulated water supply returning to their flooded homes for the first time are advised to run all internal taps until the water clears before consuming.”

“If your water doesn’t clear or remains dirty, please contact Council on 6670 2400.”

All sewer supplies are operational except for about half the Village Tumbulgum.