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Melbourne suburbs still waiting for all clear on water contamination following storms – ABC News

Residents in 26 Melbourne suburbs are given the all clear to start using drinking water again, but dozens more are still waiting for the all clear after an electrical fault at a dam allowed untreated water to flow into water pipes in the city’s north and east.

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Residents in 26 Melbourne suburbs have been told they can now safely drink tap water after storms on Thursday sparked contamination concerns, but dozens more locations are still waiting to get the all clear.
Key points:

  • About 200,000 residents have been boiling their water since the storms on Thursday
  • Twenty-six suburbs have been given the all clear
  • High winds are forecast to sweep across the state again today

Untreated water flowed into Yarra Valley Water an…

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