A BOIL water alert for Werris Creek has been lifted after five days, Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) confirms.
A council spokesman said the water was now safe to drink, following ongoing consultation with NSW Health, Hunter New England Local Health District and the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (Water).
"The boil water alert was issued due to fresh stream flows into Quipolly Dam and a subsequent equipment failure at the Werris Creek Water Treatment Plant that caused problems with water treatment, making drinking water in Werris Creek potentially unsafe," the spokesman said.
"Liverpool Plains Shire Council has resolved the issue and water testing results over the past five days have indicated the water treatment process is under control and the water is now safe to drink."
LPSC mayor Doug Hawkins has thanked the Werris Creek community for their understanding and patience during this period.
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