Precautionary boil water notice issued for Mt Somers

Ashburton District Council advises that 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 three minutes before consumption.

Monitoring equipment at the treatment plant has detected that the quality of the water is not as clear as it should be, and this has reduced the effectiveness of the ultraviolet (UV) disinfection treatment.

UV disinfection is used to target viruses, bacteria and protozoa that may be present in water by killing them or rendering them inactive.

The Mt Somers UV disinfection equipment is working correctly, however it is less effective during periods when the water isn’t as clear as it should be.

The precautionary boil water notice will remain in place until further advised by Council.

Page reviewed: 08 Feb 2018 4:28pm