Two days clear for E.coli in town's water

Gene O'Neill and Cr David Schefe helps to flush out the water after the Roma E.coli scare.
Gene O'Neill and Cr David Schefe helps to flush out the water after the Roma E.coli scare. Sarah Dionysius

ROMA'S town water supply tested clear of E.coli for the second day in a row yesterday.

Maranoa Regional Council is advising residents in the affected western zone that although their tests have come back clear, these tests were also sent to an external laboratory for verification.

Council, in partnership with Queensland Health and the Water Supply Regulator, will monitor these results and once three consecutive days' results show no detection of E.coli, the Boil Water Alert will be lifted.

It is anticipated that the Boil Water Alert will be lifted for the affected western zone and services will return to normal by Monday.

Council would like to remind residents outside the zone they are not required to boil their water.

Those Roma residents affected by the Boil Water Alert are advised to continue boiling tap water, following the Boil Water Alert issued on Wednesday.

The Boil Water Alert only applies to residents in a selected area on the western side of town (a map of the affected area can be checked at

Consuming unboiled drinking water could lead to illness, especially for vulnerable people (e.g. those who are very young, elderly or immune compromised). If you are concerned about your health contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84), your local doctor or local hospital and advise them of your concerns.

For the latest information, visit or call 1300 007 662.

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