Residents in the drought-stricken city are shocked that & # 39; gross water & # 39; comes out of their taps – only to be told that there is no need to worry
- A Dubbo woman placed a photo of a glass filled with cloudy water from her tap
- Several other residents shared similar images and photos that expressed their concern
- A spokesperson for the Dubbo Regional Council said there was a simple statement
A drought-stricken city has been horribly left behind after it & # 39; coarse & # 39; and have found cloudy water from their taps.
A woman from Dubbo posted a photo of a glass filled with cloudy water from her tap on social media on Wednesday.
& # 39; Does anyone else have gross water? & # 39; she wrote according to the photo next to the photo Yahoo Australia.
A woman from Dubbo posted a photo of a glass filled with cloudy water from her tap on social media on Wednesday
Several other residents of the area shared similar images and photos that expressed concern about their water supply.
But a Dubbo Regional Council spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that there was a simple explanation.
& # 39; Cloudy water is a common occurrence when we have made repairs to the water pipe that we need to close the water or return feed to supply water, & # 39; said the spokesman.
& # 39; This is just air in the line that causes the water to become milky / cloudy, this disappears after a few minutes and the water still meets the Australian drinking water guidelines and the NSW Health guidelines.
& # 39; If people experience this, they just need to turn on the tap for a few minutes and it will clear up. & # 39;
The spokesperson said that the cloudy water had nothing to do with water restrictions.
Australian drinking water guidelines are designed to ensure that the water that Australians drink is not contaminated and causes disease.
The guidelines state: & # 39; The greatest risks to consumers of drinking water are pathogenic microorganisms. Protection of water sources and treatment are of the utmost importance and should never be endangered. & # 39;
A Dubbo Regional Council spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that there was a simple statement
The Dubbo Regional Council has introduced level 3 water restrictions to start on October 1.
During a council meeting there were also discussions to go to a level four, which will take place on November 1.
Michael McMahon, Chief Executive Officer of the Dubbo Regional Council, said it was an unprecedented time for the Dubbo Regional Council to move quickly from level three to four.
& # 39; Level 4 restrictions will lead to a significant reduction in the amount of outdoor water use and I would like to encourage residents to become familiar with the changes. It also requires people to reconsider the way they use water in their homes, such as shorter showers and full washes.
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