DO NOT DRINK: Water warning issued for 99 Melbourne suburbs
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.
- Scroll down for full list of affected suburbs
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 Heights
- Belgrave South
- Ferntree Gully
- Lysterfield South
- Upper Ferntree Gully
Affected Yarra Valley Water suburbs:
|BAYSWATER||FOREST HILL||PARK ORCHARDS|
|BAYSWATER NORTH||GLEN WAVERLEY||PLENTY|
|BOX HILL NORTH||KALORAMA||RINGWOOD NORTH|
|BROADMEADOWS||KANGAROO GROUND||ROXBURGH PARK|
|CHIRNSIDE PARK||LOWER PLENTY||THE BASIN|
|COBURG NORTH||MEADOW HEIGHTS||THOMASTOWN|
|CROYDON NORTH||MONT ALBERT NORTH||WARRANDYTE SOUTH|
|DONCASTER EAST||MOUNT DANDENONG||WONGA PARK|