Most Warrnambool water bubblers turned back on

Most of Warrnambool’s public drinking fountains have been switched back on after being turned off last month.

They were temporarily turned off as a precaution following the discovery of slightly elevated levels of lead in two of the fountains.

Warrnambool City Council city amenity manager Glenn Reddick said that eight of the fountains remained out of service following rigorous testing of all drinking fountains.

“The council conducted 40 water quality tests, which included all public drinking fountains and some council facilities,” he said.

Further testing is being conducted to determine what is needed to ensure the remaining fountains meet Australian Drinking Water Guidelines limits.

“In some instances, this may mean the replacement of fittings while in others, all that may be required is for the water to be flushed though the system on a regular basis,” Mr Reddick said.

The council did the testing after drinking fountains in Geelong were found to have water with lead above the recommended limits.

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