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DO NOT DRINK: Water warning issued for 99 Melbourne suburbs

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UPDATE: As of 5pm Sunday August 30, water has been deemed safe to drink in all suburbs.

Residents are advised to run tap water for two minutes to flush out old water and draw fresh water into plumbing before drinking.

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Almost 100 suburbs have been issued a water warning notice.

Storm damage on Thursday night led to water from Silvan Dam that is yet to be disinfected entering the water supply system.

On Friday morning, Yarra Valley Water alerted customers in 88 suburbs not to drink their tap water, use it to brush their teeth, or use it for food preparation unless it is boiled first.

All other uses, such as showering and washing, have been deemed safe.

The contaminated water may cause gastro-like symptoms including: vomiting diarrhoea, cramps and headaches.

On Friday afternoon, South East Water added another 11 suburbs to the list.

If you experience any gastro-like symptoms after drinking water, please contact your doctor.

The water quality problem is expected to be resolved on Saturday morning.

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Affected South East Water suburbs:

  • Belgrave
  • Belgrave Heights
  • Belgrave South
  • Ferntree Gully
  • Lysterfield
  • Lysterfield South
  • Selby
  • Tecoma
  • Tremont
  • Upper Ferntree Gully
  • Upwey

Affected Yarra Valley Water suburbs:

ATTWOOD FAWKNER OLINDA
BAYSWATER FOREST HILL PARK ORCHARDS
BAYSWATER NORTH GLEN WAVERLEY PLENTY
BLACKBURN GREENSBOROUGH RESEARCH
BLACKBURN NORTH GREENSBOROUGH RESERVOIR
BLACKBURN SOUTH GREENVALE RINGWOOD
BORONIA HEATHMONT RINGWOOD EAST
BOX HILL NORTH KALORAMA RINGWOOD NORTH
BROADMEADOWS KANGAROO GROUND ROXBURGH PARK
BULLEEN KILSYTH SILVAN
BUNDOORA KILSYTH SOUTH SOMERTON
BURWOOD KINGSBURY SOUTH MORANG
BURWOOD EAST LALOR TEMPLESTOWE
CAMPBELLFIELD LILYDALE TEMPLESTOWE LOWER
CHIRNSIDE PARK LOWER PLENTY THE BASIN
COBURG NORTH MEADOW HEIGHTS THOMASTOWN
COLDSTREAM MELBOURNE AIRPORT VERMONT
COOLAROO MERNDA VERMONT SOUTH
CRAIGIEBURN MILL PARK VIEWBANK
CROYDON MITCHAM WANTIRNA
CROYDON HILLS MONBULK WARRANDYTE
CROYDON NORTH MONT ALBERT NORTH WARRANDYTE SOUTH
CROYDON SOUTH MONTMORENCY WARRANWOOD
DALLAS MONTROSE WESTMEADOWS
DONCASTER MOOROOLBARK WOLLERT
DONCASTER EAST MOUNT DANDENONG WONGA PARK
DONVALE MOUNT EVELYN YALLAMBIE
DOREEN MOUNT WAVERLEY YARRAMBAT
ELTHAM NORTH WARRANDYTE
EPPING NUNAWADING
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