Boil water notice issued for Mt Somers

3/09/2018 5:00 p.m.

The Ashburton District Council advises that a precautionary boil water notice has been issued for the Mt Somers water supply, effective immediately, after the monitoring equipment detected high levels of turbidity in the water, likely to have been caused by the heavy rainfall experienced overnight and this morning.

Residents connected to this scheme should boil their drinking water, water used in food preparation, and for hygiene purposes for at least one minute before consuming.

While the treatment plant equipment is operating normally, turbidity (otherwise described as cloudiness) causes the equipment to be less effective. The Council is issuing the boil water notice as a precaution until the quality of the water returns to normal.

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

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

Page reviewed: 03 Sep 2018 5:18pm