Montalto and Mt Somers boil water notices lifted


Monday 16 October, 2017

Residents on the Montalto and Mt Somers water supplies are now safe to consume the water as normal, following Ashburton District Council’s decision to lift the boil water notices in place.

Test results for the Montalto water supply have come back clear for E.Coli on three consecutive days, while the Mt Somers water quality has returned to normal after experiencing high levels of turbidity.

Council Assets Manager Andrew Guthrie says water tests were carried out over the weekend, and Sunday’s results show both supplies are now back to normal.

“The two schemes were put on a precautionary boil water notice on 9 October, after monitoring equipment at the facilities detected high levels of turbidity – or cloudiness in the water. E.Coli was later detected in the Montalto supply, but test results have since shown the water is safe to consume as normal. We are now also satisfied with the quality of the Mt Somers water and have lifted this notice as well.”

Three days of clear tests for E.Coli must come back before Council can remove a boil water notice, while turbidity levels must decrease to a level where water treatment equipment is able to effectively treat the water. 

Page reviewed: 18 Oct 2017 12:15pm