Precautionary boil water notice issued for Methven supply

20/11/2018 12:00 p.m.

Ashburton District Council advises that a precautionary boil water notice has been issued for the Methven water supply, effective immediately.

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, after monitoring equipment detected turbidity in the water today.

Although the water treatment equipment is working correctly, it is less effective during periods of high turbidity, and the Council has issued the boil water notice as a precaution.

It is believed that the turbidity has been caused by the exceptionally heavy rainfall currently being experienced in the district.

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

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