Mt Somers boil water notice lifted - Methven-Springfield, Montalto notices remain in place

Monday 31 July, 2017

Ashburton District Council advises that the precautionary boil water notice for the Mt Somers water supply has now been lifted, however the Methven-Springfield and Montalto water schemes will remain on their boil water notice until further advised.

The quality of the Mt Somers water supply has returned to normal and no contamination has been detected. High turbidity – or cloudiness, had been found in the supply since Friday 21 July which triggered the precautionary boil water notice.

The Montalto and Methven-Springfield water schemes still have high turbidity and their boil water notices will remain in place until further advised. Water from these schemes should be boiled for three minutes before any consumption or for food preparation, and hygiene use. Medical advice should be sought if any symptoms such as nausea, diarrhoea, cramps, vomiting or fever appear after consuming any water. 

The Mt Somers water supply is the latest scheme to have its precautionary boil water notice lifted, after Council removed the notice for Methven on Friday.

Council issued precautionary boil water notices for the Montalto, Methven, Mt Somers and Methven-Springfield water supplies on 21 July after monitoring equipment at all four treatment plants detected cloudiness in the water, which was likely caused by the heavy rainfall event that day.

For updates on the precautionary boil water notices, check the Council’s website or Facebook page.

Page reviewed: 31 Jul 2017 4:47pm