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Tasmanians told to boil drinking water after testing discovers E coli

  • Water samples taken from south, west and north Hobart have traces of E. Coli 
  • Residents are being urged to boil their drinking water to avoid getting sick
  • Drinking unboiled water can lead to abdominal pains, vomiting and diarrhoea  

Tasmanians need to boil their drinking water after the state’s water authority found the bacteria Eschericha coli during routine sampling.

Customers in South Hobart serviced by the Arthur Street Water Supply are affected after one of several samples taken from areas across south, west and north Hobart contained E Coli, while the others met Australian guidelines.

TasWater and the state’s health department put out the warning on Wednesday evening with follow-up tests being undertaken to investigate the possible source of contamination.

The Tasmanian health department has urged residents in Hobart to boil their drinking water after Eschericha coli was found during routine sampling (stock image)

Residents should use boiled water to drink, brush teeth, washing or preparing food, preparing baby formula and for ice.  

Drinking unboiled water can lead to abdominal pains, vomiting and diarrhoea.

Unboiled water can be used for washing dishes or clothes and showering, but people are encouraged to not swallow water.

Residents should use boiled water to drink, brush teeth, washing or preparing food, preparing baby formula and for ice. Drinking unboiled water can lead to abdominal pains, vomiting and diarrhoea (stock image)

Residents should use boiled water to drink, brush teeth, washing or preparing food, preparing baby formula and for ice. Drinking unboiled water can lead to abdominal pains, vomiting and diarrhoea (stock image)

 

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