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30/11/2018 4:00 p.m.
Friday 30 November, 2018
Ashburton District Council has lifted the precautionary boil water notice in
place for the Mt Somers supply.
quality of the Mt Somers water has returned to normal and no contamination has
been found, after monitoring equipment detected high turbidity in the water on
precautionary boil water notice remains in place for the Methven-Springfield
supply, as the turbidity levels have not yet decreased. People connected to
this scheme are advised to continue boiling their water for at least one minute
Methven-Springfield scheme covers a large rural area between Methven and Braemar
Lauriston Road. It does not include the Methven township.
the water treatment equipment for both Mt Somers and Methven-Springfield has
been working correctly, high turbidity lowers the effectiveness of the
treatment equipment. Council therefore issued the boil water notices as a
rainfall in the district over recent weeks is believed to have caused the
turbidity levels to rise.
you to the Mt Somers community for your cooperation throughout this notice.
We’re satisfied that the water is now as it should be and you can now to drink
the water as normal,” Council Group Manager – Service Delivery, Neil McCann
says. “The Methven-Springfield water is not yet back to normal, but we will
continue to monitor it and will advise when the notice can be lifted.”