Blue-Green Algae Alert – Amber for Buronga, Merbein and Curlwaa

 In Outages & Alerts

07 June 2024

Amber Alerts are now current for Buronga, Merbein and Curlwaa.

An Amber Alert indicates that blue-green algae may be multiplying, and the water may have a green tinge and musty or organic taste and odour. The water should be considered as unsuitable for potable use and alternative supplies or prior treatment of raw water for domestic purposes should be considered. The water may also be unsuitable for stock watering. Generally suitable for water sports, however people are advised to exercise caution in these areas, as blue-green algal concentrations can rise to red alert levels quickly under warm, calm weather conditions.

Please go to WaterNSW website for more information:
https://www.waternsw.com.au/water-services/water-quality/algae

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