Gunnedah Shire Council will conduct regular water testings in Tambar Springs

SOMETHING IN THE WATER: Gunnedah Shire Council will continue to conduct regular tests on the Tambar Springs water supply following a recent E.coli outbreak. Photo: File Photo
SOMETHING IN THE WATER: Gunnedah Shire Council will continue to conduct regular tests on the Tambar Springs water supply following a recent E.coli outbreak. Photo: File Photo

REGULAR inspections of the Tambar Springs water supply will continue following an outbreak of E.coli in the village’s water supply detected during a regular inspection last week.

Gunnedah Shire Council (GSC) services manager Kevin Sheridan said GSC already conducts regular water tests throughout the shire. “GSC’s inspections are in line with NSW Health requirements,” Mr Sheridan said.

“When it comes to maintaining water quality, prevention is certainly better than a cure, and we conduct regular water testing for town water supplies to identify any potential risks of contaminants and take proactive measures to rectify any contamination and issue safety alerts if needed to ensure the health of our community.”

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GSC general manager Eric Groth said himself and mayor Jamie Chaffey will attend a community catch-up meeting in Tambar Springs later in March.

“We are looking forward to being part of discussions, and believe this is an opportunity for members of the Tambar Springs community to come together, raise any questions or highlight concerns they may have, as well as offer up solutions to work towards collectively, to ensure Tambar Spring continues to thrive,” Mr Groth said.

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