Mt Somers boil water notice lifted

​Wednesday 28 February, 2018​

Ashburton District Council has lifted the precautionary boil water notice for Mt Somers, however the notice remains in place for Methven, Montalto and Methven/Springfield.

The turbidity (cloudiness) levels in the Mt Somers supply have reduced and the water quality has returned to normal. No contamination has been detected.

Turbidity levels are still high in the Montalto and Methven/Springfield supplies, while Methven is still experiencing water discolouration. Residents connected to these supplies are encouraged to continue boiling their water.

Turbidity lowers the effectiveness of water treatment equipment, as does discolouration, and the notices were put in place as a precautionary measure.​

The remaining notices will be in place until further advised.

Page reviewed: 01 Mar 2018 10:37am