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Private drinking water supplies and Rainwater tanks

If you live in rural Victoria you may not have access to a mains reticulated water supply. You may rely on a private drinking water supply such as rainwater or bore water.

Private drinking water supplies, such as rainwater, are generally reliable and safe for drinking, but water quality can be variable. Outbreaks of gastroenteritis have occurred in Victoria as a result of people drinking contaminated water. You can minimise the risks and keep your water supply safe if you:
- make sure your drinking water comes from a good quality source
- regularly maintain your water supply system
- where required, use the right treatment steps.
For more information on keeping your drinking water supply safe, please see the below links.

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