Published on 07 May 2020


 Cabonne Council advises that the boil water notice that has been in place for the Molong township has been lifted following satisfactory test results in the Molong water reticulation system.

Council has completed the flushing of water mains in Molong to evacuate affected water from the water reticulation network. Testing over several days has confirmed the water quality is well within parameters under the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

The alert was put in place on Friday 1 May after a large influx of runoff into the Molong Creek Dam caused a deterioration in water quality readings.

At the same time as notifying its affected consumers, Council commenced the process of switching to its alternate water supply, which is sourced by agreement from Orange City Council.

Cabonne Council General Manager, Brad Byrnes, said that the alert has been lifted effective immediately - “Residents are no longer required to boil water in Molong,” he said.  “Both Council and NSW Health thank the community for their patience during the duration of the alert.”

Residents are advised that internal taps should be run for 2-3 minutes to ensure that any stored water is flushed from their plumbing.