Water Contamination - Melbourne Suburbs
Yarra Valley Water has issued a water warning notice for 88 Melbourne suburbs.
Damage caused by storms last night has led to some water from the Silvan Dam possibly entering the drinking water supply network. This water has not been treated and disinfected to the usual standard.
People in the listed suburbs are being told to not drink tap water. If you need to consume water, you must boil water before drinking or use in food preparation.
Water which has not been boiled may be used for showering, bathing, flushing toilets, hand washing, washing dishes, clothes and garden watering.
The contaminated water may cause gastro-like symptoms if consumed.
Contact your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Go to the Yarra Valley Water website for further information. This website is currently crashing due to high traffic.
Suburbs that have been affected are listed below: