NSW residents have been ordered to get their filtered water filtered
Posted On July 20, 2021
More than 3 million households have been issued with water filters across the state, with more than a million households receiving a filter and a further 10 million receiving water filters.
Water filters will be handed out at many of the city’s water treatment plants and many more will be provided to customers at home.
More than 2.5 million households received water filters at the beginning of October, with nearly 3 million receiving a filtered water supply.
More: Water filters are being provided to more than 3.5million NSW residents.
The Government says about 80 per cent of households in NSW will receive a filter by the end of the year.
The Government has also issued advice on water filtration for those affected by the floods.
It advises that if you have any concerns about the health of your child or other family members, or if you are worried about the quality of water in your household, it is important to consult with your GP.
The advice comes after a major test conducted by the National Health and Medical Research Council showed water filtrate levels in some areas are still too high.
“We have been clear about the fact that water filters will not be available until later this month,” Health Minister David Elliott said.
It was important to look at the impact of the drought on our communities, particularly on the communities of the south-west and the south west, Mr Elliott said, adding that water filter distribution in the state was already “critical”.
“As we know, water is the most important thing for the survival of people,” he said.
“It is essential that we make sure our communities have the most water available for all their needs.”
This is something we will continue to focus on, we will do all we can to deliver a water system that meets the needs of our people.
“More: The Government is also introducing a new “drought management plan” for the state.
As of Tuesday, the Government said it had spent more than $3 billion on water infrastructure and water projects in the past three years.
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It’s important to note, water filters can only be used by those in the same household and require the approval of the person with the water supply to use it.
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