Boil Water Alert Lifted For Scone and Aberdeen

Filed in Just In by August 12, 2020

THE boil water alert for Scone and Aberdeen has been lifted and the water supply is now safe to drink and use for food preparation.

The Upper Hunter Shire Council made the announcement on recommendation from New South Wales Health, after the daily water turbidity test results showed up as ‘normal’.

Next week, Council plans to start drawing water from Glenbawn Dam for Scone, Aberdeen and Murrurundi, after Water NSW confirmed a drop in algae levels in the high off-take section of the Dam.


Council have received funding from the NSW Government for upgrades to the Scone water supply system, including UV disinfection and a pre-chlorination treatment.Council is attempting to secure funds for the construction of a water filtration plant for Scone and have already entered into the design process however, Council said it will take years to develop and deliver.

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