Drinking water quality information

Public water supplies in NSW are monitored in line with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. Water quality information is available from:

Water supplies in regional NSW are monitored for microbiological and chemical quality through the NSW Health Drinking Water Monitoring Program.

NSW Health encourages all public water suppliers to regularly report water quality information to their consumers. Water quality information is also published annually in the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Water’s performance monitoring and benchmarking reports.

Water quality incidents

Occasionally incidents affect drinking water quality. These may include changing source water conditions such as flooding, operational problems, detection of Escherichia coli bacteria and/or blooms of cyanobacteria (blue green algae).

The NSW Health response protocols provide guidance on managing physical, chemical and microbiological quality of drinking water and/or treatment failure. Water suppliers in consultation with their local Public Health Unit may issue a boil water alert or other warnings to protect the health of consumers.

Water suppliers are responsible for ensuring that consumers are aware of any warnings regarding the safety of drinking water. This can be achieved using a variety of media such as newspapers, radio and social media. Letter drops, warning signs and direct contact with vulnerable populations may also be required.

Incidents

For current information on incidents, please check with your water supplier. NSW Health updates this list based on information provided by water suppliers. Sometimes there may be a delay in reporting.

Water supplierSupply and incidentDate placedDate liftedStatus
Central Darling Shire Council​Boil water notice for Ivanhoe​27 June 2022​Refer to supplier for updates
​Central Darling Shire Council​Boil water notice for Wilcannia​23 June 2022​Refer to supplier for updates
​Dubbo Regional CouncilBoil water notice for Geurie​8 June 2022​27 June 2022​Lifted
​Walgett Shire CouncilBoil water notice for Lightning Ridge​18 May 2022​27 May 2022​Lifted
​Wooyung Beach Holiday Park​Boil water notice for Wooyung Beach Holiday Park​12 April 2022​21 April 2022​Lifted
​Snowy Monaro Regional CouncilBoil water notice for Jindabyne, Leesville, Lakewood, High Country, the Station Resort, Kalkite, East Jindabyne and Berridale​9 April 2022

​Berridale, Kalkite and East Jindabyne 12 April 2022,

Jindabyne, Leesville and High Country 14 April 2022

​​Lifted
​Mid-Western Regional CouncilBoil water notice for Rylstone, Kandos, Charbon and Clandulla​10 March 2022​16 March 2022​Lifted
​Snowy Monaro Regional Council​Boil water notice for Jindabyne, Lakewood, Leesville, High Country and the Station Resort​7 March 2022​12 March 2022​Lifted
​Lithgow City CouncilBoil water notice for Farmers Creek supply system​7 March 2022​25 March 2022​​Lifted
​Department of Communities and Justice​Boil water notice for Balund-a Correctional Centre in Tabulum​2 March 2022​Refer to supplier for updates
​Tweed Shire Council​Boil water notice for Uki and South Murwillumbah/Dunbible​28 February 2022

​South Murwillumbah and Dunbible 5 March 2022

Uki 11 March 2022

​Lifted
​Richmond Valley CouncilBoil water notice for Casino and surrounds​24 February 2022​9 March 2022​Lifted
​Walgett Shire CouncilBoil water notice for Rowena​16 February 2022​19 April 2022​Lifted
​Coonamble Shire Council​Boil water notice for Quambone9 ​February 2022​25 February 2022​Lifted
Bega Valley Shire Council Boil water notice for Brogo-Bermagui supply10 January 202228 January 2022Lifted
Gwydir Shire CouncilBoil water notice for Bingara8 December 202123 December 2021Lifted
Bogan Shire CouncilBoil water notice for Nyngan17 December 20215 January 2022Lifted
Lismore City Council Boil water notice for Nimbin rural customers between Mulgum Creek and De Williams Dam3 December 2021Refer to supplier for updates
Walgett Shire Council Boil water notice for Lightning Ridge1 December 202113 December 2021Lifted
Liverpool Plains Shire Council Boil water notice for Premer27 November 20213 December 2021Lifted
Gwydir Shire Council Boil Water notice for Bingara9 July 202117 August 2021Lifted
Mid-Western Regional CouncilBoil water notice for Clandulla extended to Charbon29 June 20212 July 2021Lifted
Mid-Western Regional Council Boil water notice for Clandulla27 June 20212 July 2021Lifted
Dubbo Regional Council Boil water notice for Wellington10 May 202114 May 2021Lifted
Liverpool Plains Shire CouncilBoil water notice for Werris Creek14 April 202119 April 2021Lifted
Moree Plains Shire Council Boil water notice for Mungindi31 March 202128 April 2021Lifted
Gwydir Shire CouncilBoil water notice for Gravesend25 March 202123 April 2021Lifted
Port Macquarie Hastings Council Boil water notice for Comboyne23 March 20211 April 2021Lifted
Jenolan Caves TrustBoil water notice for Jenolan Caves18 March 2021Refer to supplier for updates
Hilltops Council Boil water alert for Young12 February 202114 February 2021Lifted
Gwydir Shire CouncilBoil water alert for Gravesend18 December 202028 January 2021Lifted
Snowy Monaro Regional Council Boil water notice for Jindabyne, Leesville, Lakewood, The Station Resort and High Country30 October 20209 November 2020Lifted
Jenolan Caves TrustBoil water notice for Jenolan Caves15 August 202028 October 2020Lifted
Snowy Valleys CouncilBoil water notice for Adelong, Cloverdale and Tumut28 August 20201 SeptemberLifted
Yass Valley Council Boil water alert for Yass, Bowning and Binalong10 August 202020 August 2020Lifted
Snowy Monaro Regional Council Boil water alert for Jindabyne, Leesville, Lakewood, The Station Resort, and the High Country10 August 202017 August 2020Lifted
Bega Valley Shire CouncilBoil water alert for Brogo-Bermagui6 August 202019 August 2020Lifted
Upper Hunter Shire Council Scone boil water notice extended to Aberdeen and Murrurundi31 July 2020

Murrurundi 4 August 2020, Aberdeen 12 August 2020

Lifted
Upper Hunter Shire Council Boil water notice for Scone28 July 202012 August 2020Lifted
Jenolan Caves TrustBoil water notice for Jenolan Caves13 February 20202 June 2020Lifted
Cabonne Council Boil water notice for Molong1 May 20207 May 2020Lifted
Uralla Shire Council

Do not drink notice for Uralla supply

18 December 201927 April 2020Lifted
Upper Hunter Shire Council Boil water notice for Scone and Murrurundi 13 March 202019 March 2020Lifted
Walgett Shire CouncilBoil water notice for Collarenebri18 February 202021 February 2020Lifted
Singleton Council Boil water notice for parts of Singleton10 February 202017 February 2020Lifted
Dubbo Regional Council Boil water notice for Wellington5 February 202025 March 2020Lifted
Dubbo Regional Council Boil water notice for Geurie30 January 202025 February 2020Lifted
Uralla Shire Council Boil water notice for Bundarra7 January 202021 February 2020Lifted
Narrabri Shire Council Boil water notice for Narrabri9 February 202013 February 2020Lifted
Bega Valley Shire Council Boil water notice for Bemboka31 December 201914 February 2020Lifted
Liverpool Plains Shire CouncilBoil water notice for Wallabadah28 January 202031 January 2020Lifted
Gwydir Shire CouncilBoil water notice for Bingara23 January 202030 January 2020Lifted
Snowy Valleys CouncilBoil water notice for Tumbarumba3 January 202026 January 2020Lifted
Eurobodalla Shire Council Boil water notice for Moruya and south to Tilba5 January 20208 January 2020Lifted
Snowy Valleys CouncilBoil water notice for Talbingo7 January 2020January 202010 January 2020Lifted
Snowy Valleys CouncilBoil water notice for Batlow3 January 202022 January 2020Lifted
Snowy Valleys CouncilBoil water notice for Adelong5 January 20207 January 2020Lifted
Bega Valley Shire Council Boil water notice for Eden and Boydtown5 January 202013 January 2020Lifted
Bega Valley Shire Council Boil water notice for Brogo-Bermagui supply31 December 201921 January 2020Lifted
Lismore City Council Lismore City Council- Boil water notice for Nimbin supply rural customersDecember 2019Lifted
Mid-Western Regional Council Boil water notice for MudgeeNovember 2019Lifted
Tenterfield Shire Council Boil water notice for TenterfieldOctober 2019Lifted
Jenolan Caves TrustBoil water notice for Jenolan CavesSeptember 2019Lifted
Walgett Shire Council Boil water notice for WalgettAugust 2019Lifted
Snowy Valleys CouncilBoil water notice for TumbarumbaFebruary 2019Lifted
Uralla Shire Council Boil water notice for BundarraJanuary 2019Lifted
Warrumbungle Shire Council Boil water notice for CoolahJanuary 2019Lifted
Snowy Valleys Council Boil water notice for CloverdaleDecember 2018Lifted
Coonamble Shire Council Boil water notice for QuamboneNovember 2018Lifted
Jenolan Caves TrustBoil water notice for Jenolan CavesOctober 2018Lifted
Walgett Shire Council Boil water notice for Lightning RidgeJuly 2018Lifted
Gunnedah Shire CouncilBoil water notice for Tambar SpringsMarch 2018Lifted
The Council of the Shire of Bourke Boil water notice for Enngonia non-potable supplyJanuary 2018Lifted
Cowra Council Non potable water notice for WyangalaSeptember 2017In place
Warrumbungle Shire Council Boil water notice for MendooranJune 2017Lifted
Walgett Shire CouncilBoil water notice for Lightning RidgeApril 2017Lifted
Walgett Shire CouncilBoil water notice for Collarenebri filtered supplyApril 2017Lifted
Tweed Shire Council Boil water notice for south MurwillumbahMarch 2017Lifted
Tweed Shire Council Boil water notice for UkiMarch 2017Lifted
Lismore City Council Boil water notice for Nimbin rural supplyMarch 2017Lifted
Murrumbidgee Council Boil water notice for Darlington Point systemMarch 2017Lifted
Bega Valley Shire Council Boil water notice for Brogo River SystemMarch 2017Lifted
Jubullum Jubullum boil water noticeNovember 2016Lifted
Gwydir Shire Council Boil water notice for GravesendNovember 2016Lifted
Moree Plains Shire Council Boil water notice for ToomelahNovember 2016Lifted
Tamworth Regional Council

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October 2016Historic
Dubbo Regional Council Boil water notice for north DubboNovember 2016Lifted
Walgett Shire Council Boil water notice for Walgett filtered supplyAugust 2016Lifted
Bega Valley Shire Council Boil water notice for Brogo River SystemJune 2016Lifted
Bega Valley Shire Council Boil water notice for Brogo River SystemJanuary 2016Lifted
MidCoast Water Gloucester chlorine overdoseMarch 2015Lifted
Essential Water South Broken Hill boil water alertJanuary 2015Lifted
Jenolan Caves TrustBoil water alertJanuary 2015Lifted
Cowra Shire CouncilBoil water alertNovember 2014Lifted
Walgett Shire Council Boil and conserve water alertApril 2014Lifted
Sydney Water Campbelltown, Narellan, Prestons, Macarthur and Camden areas conserve water noticeMarch 2014Lifted
Jenolan Caves TrustBoil water alertMarch 2014Lifted
Upper Hunter Shire Murrurundi do not drink noticeFebruary 2014Lifted
Oberon Shire Council Oberon boil water alertFebruary 2014Lifted
Central Darling Shire Council Wilcannia boil water alertFebruary 2014Lifted
Jenolan Caves TrustJenolan Caves and Binda Cabins boil water alertFebruary 2014Lifted
City of LithgowWallerarang boil water alertDecember 2013Lifted
Snowy River Shire CouncilJindabyne fluoride dosing incidentDecember 2013Lifted
Walgett Shire CouncilGingie boil water alertOctober 2013Lifted
Jenolan Caves TrustJenolan Caves and Binda Cabins boil water alertJuly 2013Lifted
Bathurst Regional Council Boil water alertJune 2013Lifted
Clarence Valley Council Lower Clarence boil water alertMay 2013Lifted
Brewarrina Shire CouncilGoodooga boil water alertApril 2013Lifted
Mallabaugilmah Mallabaugilmah boil water alertMarch 2013Lifted
Clarence Valley CouncilMinnie Waters boil water alertFebruary and March 2013Lifted
Clarence Valley CouncilAshby boil water alertFebruary 2013Lifted
JubullumBoil water alert for JubullumJanuary 2013Lifted


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