Council issues precautionary boil water notice 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 one minute before consuming.

Monitoring equipment at the Mt Somers treatment plant has detected turbidity in the water supply, which is likely to have been caused by the exceptionally heavy rainfall experienced today.

The water treatment equipment is still operating normally, but is less effective during periods of high turbidity, and Council has issued the notice as a precautionary measure.  ​

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

Page reviewed: 09 Nov 2018 3:39pm