Boil Water Alerts
TasWater regularly samples its water supplies. Sometimes the treatment of a water supply may not be adequate, increasing the risk of health concerns. If this happens, TasWater issues a Boil Water Alert.
When a Boil Water Alert is issued, water should be brought to a rolling boil and allowed to cool before use. Residents in affected areas should use cool boiled water for drinking, food preparation, cleaning teeth or gargling, washing un-cooked foods (such as salads or seafood) or making ice. Dishes should be washed in hot soapy water or in a dishwasher.
If your property is supplied by TasWater in an area affected by a Boil Water Alert you should ensure that all occupants, including rental tenants, are notified.