Residents of the remote community of Bulla have been warned today their drinking water may not be safe.
Their community's water disinfection system is not functioning properly which could impact on the quality of the water supply.
Power and Water is investigating the problem and is undertaking works to ensure that the water supply will be safe to drink as soon as possible.
Bulla community is on the East Baines River west of Timber Creek with a population of about 200.
In the meantime as a precautionary measure, the Department of Health recommends that water for drinking, food preparation and oral hygiene be obtained from either packaged bottled water or by boiling tap water and allowing to cool prior to use.
The Department of Health will lift the Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water (Boil Water Alert) once Power and Water confirms when the Bulla water supply is safe to drink.
Anyone who has concerns can contact the department's Environmental Health hotline during business hours on toll free 1800 095 646.
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