FOR the first time since early Wednesday afternoon last week, Werris Creek residents are able to drink tap water without having to boil it first after an alert was lifted.
A meeting between Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) engineers and NSW Health on Monday morning lead to the warning being removed.
Staff at the Quipolly Dam Treatment Plant have removed the unsafe water from the reservoir, and produced days of safety-compliant water after an equipment failure which caused the initial issue was fixed.
Director of engineering services at LPSC Nathan Skelly explained how authorities came to the decision to lift the alert.
"Following the equipment failure and the boil water alert on Wednesday, we had the treatment plant repaired and back up and running around lunchtime Thursday," he said.
"And we've been monitoring the results since then until this morning and the treatment plant has been acting consistently and been meeting all the required targets.
"In that timeline the contaminated water that was in the reservoir has flowed through the system as well so the reservoir's now got fully compliant and clean water in it."
He said the staff at the plant helped flush out some of 'slug' of unsafe, cloudy water which meant NSW Health were satisfied none of the 'non-compliant' water remained.
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