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31/07/2017 4:00 p.m.
Monday 31 July, 2017
District Council advises that the precautionary boil water notice for the Mt
Somers water supply has now been lifted, however the Methven-Springfield and
Montalto water schemes will remain on their boil water notice until further
quality of the Mt Somers water supply has returned to normal and no
contamination has been detected. High turbidity – or cloudiness, had been found
in the supply since Friday 21 July which triggered the precautionary boil water
Montalto and Methven-Springfield water schemes still have high turbidity and
their boil water notices will remain in place until further advised. Water from
these schemes should be boiled for three minutes before any consumption or for
food preparation, and hygiene use. Medical advice should be sought if any
symptoms such as nausea, diarrhoea, cramps, vomiting or fever appear after
consuming any water.
Somers water supply is the latest scheme to have its precautionary boil water
notice lifted, after Council removed the notice for Methven on Friday.
issued precautionary boil water notices for the Montalto, Methven, Mt Somers
and Methven-Springfield water supplies on 21 July after monitoring equipment at
all four treatment plants detected cloudiness in the water, which was likely
caused by the heavy rainfall event that day.
updates on the precautionary boil water notices, check the Council’s website or Facebook page.