31 December 2019
Due to the loss of disinfection infrastructure through the impact of fire within the Brogo River water supply catchment, Bega Valley Shire Council has introduced a Boil Water Notice.
This Boil Water Notice applies to Quaama, Cobargo, Bermagui, Beauty Point, Fairhaven, Wallaga Lake, Wallaga Lake Heights, Wallaga Lake Koori Village and Akolele, as well as trunk main customers in these areas.
It is not safe to consume the water. All water for drinking, food preparation, the cleaning of teeth and ice-making needs to be boiled before use. Water can then be allowed to cool and stored in a clean container with a lid and refrigerated. Dishes should be washed in hot soapy water or in a dishwasher.
It is unnecessary to boil water unless it is intended for the uses listed above.
Council will advise residents through local media, Council's website and Facebook page when the boil water notice is lifted.
Please note that water supplies in all other areas of the Bega Valley Shire are currently unaffected.