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Tuesday 27 November, 2018
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.
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.
Methven-Springfield supply covers a large rural area between Methven and
Braemar Lauriston Road. The scheme does not include the Methven township.
Somers remains on a precautionary boil water notice due to high turbidity. The
Council issued a notice for this scheme on 20 November.
the rainfall has subsided today, it is believed the recent heavy rainfall in
the district has caused the turbidity levels to rise.
precautionary boil water notices will remain in place until further advised by