Ashburton District Council is reassuring residents of the district's water safety amid national concerns over water quality in other districts.
Council Assets Manager Andrew Guthrie says Council's water supplies are carefully monitored for contamination, and is confident the water supply is safe for the community.
"Council complies with national legislation to rigorously test our water sources. We regularly test our water supplies for E-coli, among a number of other tests, and report these findings to national authorities."
Much of the Council supplied drinking water is sourced from secure groundwater, which eliminates most of the risks associated with contamination. To further protect the community, all Council operated water supplies are chlorinated.
"We have a number of safety mechanisms in place to ensure residents have access to safe water. We are confident the measures we take are providing residents with clean safe water."
More information on the district's water safety is available here.