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Monday 15 January, 2018
District Council has lifted the precautionary boil water notice in place for
the Mt Somers water supply, however residents connected to the Montalto and
Methven supplies are being reminded to continue boiling their water.
quality of the Mt Somers water has returned to normal and no contamination has
been detected after monitoring equipment detected high turbidity – or
cloudiness in the water supply on 6 January.
turbidity lowers the effectiveness of water treatment equipment, and Council
issued the notice as a precautionary measure until the water was safe to
consume as normal again.
is continuing to monitor the Methven and Montalto supplies, which were also put
on a precautionary boil water notice due to turbidity levels.
on these schemes should continue boiling their drinking water, and water used
in food preparation and for hygiene purposes for at least three minutes before
two remaining precautionary boil water notices will remain in place until