Dubbo Water Contamination 2016

Dubbo Resident made this Government Information (Public Access) request to Dubbo City Council

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Dear Dubbo Regional Council,

Can you please provide me with all documents relating to the water pollution event within this LGA?

Some specific questions:
- What was the level of e-coli contamination within the water?
- Does DRC have knowledge of any residents becoming ill after coming in contact with the water?
- How often does council test the water?
- When did council first know of the e-coli contamination?
- Why did council take so long to present the information to the public?
- What expenditure was used to provide bottled water to key customers?
- What decisions were made to not discount or waive residents water usage charges for this period?

Yours faithfully,
Dubbo Resident

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Michael Ferguson
Manager Governance and Risk Services
Dubbo Regional Council
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Dear Michael Ferguson,

I believe this information is in the interest of the general public. Please consider waiving the fee, or considering this an informal request.

Yours sincerely,

Dubbo Resident

Michael Ferguson, Dubbo City Council

Good morning,

I advise that it is proposed to provide an Administrator Minute to the December 2016 Ordinary meeting of Council to be held Monday 19 December 2016 regarding the Boil Water Alert matter. The reports for this meeting will be available on Council's website (www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au) from Friday 16 December 2016. This Administrator Minute will be open to the public and will address some of the information you have requested. Should you still request access to further information following this Administrator Minute, Council will require a formal GIPA request to assess your request for information.



Michael Ferguson
Manager Governance and Risk Services
Dubbo Regional Council
P 02 6801 4000 F 02 6801 4259
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