Precautionary boil water notice issued for Methven-Springfield

27/11/2018 5:00 p.m.


The Ashburton District Council has issued a precautionary boil water notice for the Methven-Springfield supply. Residents connected to this scheme should boil their drinking water, and water used in food preparation and for hygiene purposes for at least one minute before consuming.

The notice has been issued after the Council detected high levels of turbidity in the water today (27 November 2018). Although the water treatment equipment is working correctly, it is less effective during periods of high turbidity.

The Methven-Springfield supply covers a large rural area between Methven and Braemar Lauriston Road. The scheme does not include the Methven township.

Mt Somers remains on a precautionary boil water notice due to high turbidity. The Council issued a notice for this scheme on 20 November.

Although the rainfall has subsided today, it is believed the recent heavy rainfall in the district has caused the turbidity levels to rise.

The precautionary boil water notices will remain in place until further advised by Council.​

Page reviewed: 27 Nov 2018 5:08pm