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Water warnings lifted in some Melbourne suburbs

Warnings to boil tap water have been lifted in 26 Melbourne suburbs after wild storms contaminated the supply system.Bottled water has been flying off supermarket shelves in the city’s north and south east after the scare peaked to impact on 99 suburbs and about 250,000 houses on Saturday.In a statement released at 9.30pm on Saturday,…

Warnings to boil tap water have been lifted in 26 Melbourne suburbs after wild storms contaminated the supply system.

Bottled water has been flying off supermarket shelves in the city’s north and south east after the scare peaked to impact on 99 suburbs and about 250,000 houses on Saturday.

In a statement released at 9.30pm on Saturday, Melbourne Water listed 26 areas in the Yarra Valley Water network that were now deemed safe.

Those suburbs included: Attwood, Blackburn South, Box Hill North, Broadmeadows, Burwood, Campbellfield, Coolaroo, Craigieburn, Dallas, Doreen, Greenvale, Kalorama, Meadow Heights, Melbourne Airport, Mernda, Monbulk, Mont Albert North, Mount Dandenong, Olinda, Research, Roxburgh Park, Somerton, South Morang, Westmeadows, Wollert and Yarrambat.

There was no change to advice for residents whose homes and businesses are supplied by South East Water last night.

Contaminated water warnings remain in place for 74 Melbourne suburbs on Sunday morning.

Residents in those areas are advised to prepare water with a “rolling boil” before drinking, washing and preparing food and baby formula, brushing teeth and making ice until further notice.

It came after power outages caused by a devastating overnight storm on Thursday allowed potentially unsafe water from Silvan Dam to enter the region’s water system.

“Our teams are working around the clock to address this issue,” Melbourne Water said in Friday.

“Until we can guarantee that the water is safe to drink again, we ask customers to boil their water.”

Many residents in Melbourne’s east went into their third night without power on Saturday, with the suburbs of Kilsyth, Ferntree Gully and The Basin the worst affected.

WATER WARNINGS LIFTED:

ATTWOOD

BLACKBURN SOUTH

BOX HILL NORTH

BROADMEADOWS

BURWOOD

CAMPBELLFIELD

COOLAROO

CRAIGIEBURN

DALLAS

DOREEN

GREENVALE

KALORAMA

MEADOW HEIGHTS

MELBOURNE AIRPORT

MERNDA

MONBULK

MONT ALBERT NORTH

MOUNT DANDENONG

OLINDA

RESEARCH

ROXBURGH PARK

SOMERTON

SOUTH MORANG

WESTMEADOWS

WOLLERT

YARRAMBAT

WATER WARNINGS REMAIN IN PLACE FOR:

BAYSWATER

BAYSWATER NORTH

BLACKBURN

BLACKBURN NORTH

BORONIA

GREENSBOROUGH

BULLEEN

BUNDOORA

BURWOOD EAST

CHIRNSIDE PARK

COBURG NORTH

COLDSTREAM

CROYDON

CROYDON HILLS

CROYDON NORTH

CROYDON SOUTH

DONCASTER

DONCASTER EAST

DONVALE

ELTHAM

EPPING

FAWKNER

FOREST HILL

GLEN WAVERLEY

HEATHMONT

KANGAROO GROUND

KILSYTH

KILSYTH SOUTH

KINGSBURY

LALOR

LILYDALE

LOWER PLENTY

MILL PARK

MITCHAM

MONTMORENCY

MONTROSE

MOOROOLBARK

MOUNT EVELYN

MOUNT WAVERLEY

NORTH WARRANDYTE

NUNAWADING

PARK ORCHARDS

PLENTY

RESERVOIR

RINGWOOD

RINGWOOD EAST

RINGWOOD NORTH

SILVAN

TEMPLESTOWE

TEMPLESTOWE LOWER

THE BASIN

THOMASTOWN

VERMONT

VERMONT SOUTH

VIEWBANK

WANTIRNA

WARRANDYTE

WARRANDYTE SOUTH

WARRANWOOD

WONGA PARK

YALLAMBIE

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