Saturday 12 June - 6pm
DO NOT DRINK ADVISORY LIFTED – TRENTHAM
The do not drink advisory for Trentham has been lifted, following consultation with the Department of Health.
Your water is safe to drink.
The 'do not drink tap water' advise was issued as a precaution following the severe weather event this week, which impacted our Trentham Water Treatment Plant and access to locate a burst water main that may have caused ingress into the water supply network.
We have located the burst water main this afternoon and have isolated for repair. Water quality testing has confirmed that the water supply is safe.
We recommend that customers flush internal taps for 2 minutes to draw fresh water into their internal plumbing before use.
We thank all our Trentham customers for their patience and understanding as we have worked to resolve the issue.
The notice regarding the lifting of the advisory is below.
There will be no further updates provided regarding this incident. Customers experiencing any issues with their water supply, please call our Customer Support Team on 1300 363 200.
Recreation areas at Lauriston, Malmsbury and Barkers Creek reservoirs are now open. Upper Coliban recreation area is open at the spillway.
The Premier Mine Road site at Upper Coliban Reservoir is open.
Shepherd's Hill Road recreational area (at Lauriston) remains closed until further notice.
For updates on closures, please visit: www.coliban.com.au/community/visit-our-reservoirs
Do Not Drink Tap Water Advisory is now lifted
Your water is safe to drink
Issued: 12 June 2021 6pm
Coliban Water, following consultation with the Department of Health, advises customers that the ‘do not use tap water’ advisory issued from 7pm, Thursday 10 June is now lifted for Trentham. The water is safe to drink.
The ‘do not use tap water’ advisory was issued as a precaution after severe inclement weather impacted access at our Trentham Water Treatment Plant and access to a downstream burst water main that may cause ingress into the distribution system.
When issued, we only had 10% storage at our Water Treatment Plant and, we were at risk of running out. If this happened, we may have been unable to communicate with residents due to potential loss of communication. There was also a burst water main that may cause a loss of pressure in the distribution system. If there was a loss of pressure we could not guarantee that the water was safe to drink.
The advisory has now been lifted. We have located the burst water main and have isolated for repair. We have confirmed that storage at our Water Treatment Plant is no longer at risk of running out. The water quality testing has confirmed that the water supply is safe.
It is recommended that customers flush internal taps for 2 minutes to draw fresh water into their internal plumbing.
For further information go the www.coliban.com.au or call on 1300 363 200.Last updated on 15 Jun 2021