Boil water notice issued for Montalto

1/02/2018 3:40 p.m.

Ashburton District Council advises that a boil water notice has been issued for the Montalto 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, after a routine water sample from the supply returned a positive reading for E.coli today.

Medical assistance should be sought if you experience symptoms such as nausea, diarrhoea, cramps, vomiting or fever after consuming any of the water.

Council will continue to monitor the water supply closely, and carry out daily tests. Three consecutive days of negative tests for E.coli must be achieved before a boil water notice can be lifted.

The turbidity levels (cloudiness) in the water are also high, which is likely to have been caused by the rainfall experienced yesterday and today.​

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

Page reviewed: 08 Feb 2018 4:30pm