The Courier Mail reports that residents north of Brisbane (we’re southsiders) are being advised to boil all their tap water before drinking it following fears the water supply has been compromised.
Unitywater says the advise applies to 3,500 residents in Petrie and Old Petrie Town.
In a statement, Unitywater said residents should boil water for the next 24 hours, or until the water quality has returned to normal.
Residents have been advised to use cool boiled water or bottled water when brushing their teeth, drinking, washing and preparing food beverages, making ice, bathing infants or preparing baby formula.
“This is a rare event and Unitywater is working closely with Queensland Health to resolve the situation as quickly as possible,” the statement said.
Unitywater is currently flushing the mains in the area and supplying water from an alternative reservoir.
“We are also taking regular samples to monitor the water quality.”