20 November 2018 - ADC - A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for the Mt Somers water supply, effective immediately. Residents connected to this scheme should boil their drinking water, and water used in food preparation and for hygiene purposes for at least one minute before consuming.
The Ashburton District Council has issued the notice after monitoring equipment detected high levels of turbidity in the water today. It also issued a boil water notice for the Methven water supply earlier today, which remains in place.
Although the treatment equipment for both water schemes is working correctly, it is less effective during periods of high turbidity, and the Council has issued the notices as a precaution.
It is believed that the turbidity has been caused by the exceptionally heavy rainfall currently being experienced in the district.
The precautionary boil water notices will remain in place until further advised by Council.
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