Residents of Tatura have been issued an urgent health warning over a possible bacteria outbreak in the water supply.
Goulburn Valley Water issued a notice urging residents that it cannot guarantee if the water supply is fit for human consumption due to the detection of bacteria in the water supply.
Anyone using tap water in Tatura should boil their water before using it for drinking or food preparation.
People should also boil water if they are washing food, preparing baby formula, brushing teeth or making ice.
Unboiled water can still be used for showering, bathing, flushing toilets, washing dishes and garden watering.
The notice warned that use of unboiled water could lead to diarrhoea, cramps, headaches or other gastro like symptoms.
“If you are concerned that you may have been affected by contaminated water please contact your local doctor and advise them of this notice,” the statement said.
“Infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly and immuno-compromised people are particularly at risk.”
Goulburn Valley Water will advise customers when the water is again fit for human consumption.