Methven precautionary boil water notice lifted

16/01/2018 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Ashburton District Council has lifted the precautionary boil water notice in place for the Methven water supply.

The quality of the Methven water has returned to normal and no contamination has been detected. Monitoring equipment detected high turbidity (cloudiness) in the water supply on 12 January. Turbidity lowers the effectiveness of water treatment equipment and Council issued the notice as a precautionary measure.

A precautionary boil water notice remains in place for the Montalto supply, which was put on a notice due to turbidity levels on 6 January. Council is reminding residents connected to this scheme to continue boiling their drinking water, and water used in food preparation and for hygiene purposes for at least three minutes before consuming.

The Montalto notice will remain in place until further advised.

Page reviewed: 23 Jan 2018 5:27pm