Safety critical, please boil water
RESIDENTS of the Lockyer Valley are being reminded to boil water before consumption and to conserve as much as possible.
Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) is working hard to maintain and repair damaged water infrastructure to bolster the current water supply in the Valley.
More than 10,000 litres of bottled water has already been delivered by helicopter to the Lockyer Valley.
Water must be boiled for consumption in Marburg, Laidley, Kensington Grove, Regency Downs, Hatton Vale, Plainland, Gatton, Forest Hill, Glenore Grove, Withcott, Murphys Creek, Lockyer, Tabletop, Postmans Ridge, Helidon, Grantham, Lockrose and Placid Hills and surrounding areas are on town supply.
In the Somerset region, Minden, Fernvale, Lowood, Brightview, Coolana, Helenvale Estate, Tarampa and Vernor and surrounding areas are on town supply.
While no contamination of the water supply has been confirmed, QUU is advising the aforementioned locations to take the precautionary step of boiling water for at least three minutes.
This precaution is needed while repairs to water infrastructure take place after flood damage.
After boiling water allow it to cool and store in a clean container with a lid and refrigerate (if practical) before drinking.
QUU are working closely with Seqwater to get water supply back as soon as possible.
If your water supply does come on, please boil your water for consumption until advised otherwise.
The most ideal boiling method is to use a clean kettle or clean pot, and boil vigorously for at least three minutes.
Once cool, the water will be safe to drink or use.
Bottled water collection points
Gatton Indoor Sports Centre, Spencer St, Gatton
Withcott State School, Biggs Road, Withcott
Withcott Hotel, Warrego Highway, Withcott
Minden State School, corner of Lowood-Minden Rd and Warrego Highway, Minden
Fernvale Futures Complex and Information Centre, Brisbane Valley Highway, Fernvale
Helidon Community Centre, Arthur St, Helidon
Laidley Council Depot, Rosewood Rd, Laidley