Please do not use your bore water

16 Nov 2020

Groundwater (bore water) in the upper 2 aquifers is contaminated and should not be used for any purpose. The depth of the known contamination extends from 0–25 m below ground level. Deeper aquifers used by schools and councils are not affected.

Health problems can occur if people come into contact with the contaminated water over a long period of time. The contamination presents a potential risk to human health if groundwater is utilised for drinking, showering, washing, filling swimming pools, watering lawns or irrigating edible produce.

Groundwater from bores in this area should also never be used to wash down paths or driveways, or even as grey water for toilet flushing. Preventing the extraction of contaminated groundwater is necessary to protect human health and prevent the spread of contamination.

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