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Thursday 1 March, 2018
connected to the Methven water supply are being reminded that the boil water
notice is still in place as Ashburton District Council investigates
discolouration in the supply that was detected earlier this week.
issued a precautionary boil water notice for the scheme last Tuesday 20 February
due to high levels of turbidity (cloudiness) in the supply. The water has since
presented with a yellow discolouration, and Council Assets Manager Andrew
Guthrie says this is still being looked into.
officers and our contractors have been at the Methven Gallery every day at
different times to monitor and sample multiple sites to try and locate the
source. All our tests have come back negative for any contamination so the
cause of the yellow tint - which is improving, is still being determined” he
tests conducted have been testing for manganese, iron, organic compounds and
E.coli. None of these have come back with a positive reading, which lowers the
chance that the discolouration is due to contamination.
Guthrie advises the precautionary boil water notice is still in place, as water
discolouration lowers the effectiveness of the UV treatment, and residents
should continue boiling their water as a precaution.