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Wednesday 2 August, 2017
District Council has lifted the remaining precautionary boil water notices that
were in place for the Methven-Springfield and Montalto water supplies, after
test results today show the water quality has returned to normal.
turbidity, or cloudiness had been detected in the water supplies since 21 July,
which triggered Council to issue the precautionary notices for the schemes.
Tests today show the water in both schemes is now as it should be.
Assets Manager Andrew Guthrie says Council has closely monitored the source
water supplies since the notices were issued, and no contamination has been
treatment equipment at both facilities has been working correctly, however high
turbidity lowers the effectiveness of the equipment. Those turbidity levels
have now decreased and it is now safe to lift the boil water notices.”
and Methven-Springfield were the last remaining water supplies on a
precautionary boil water notice, after Council removed the notices for Methven
and Mt Somers on Friday 28 and Monday 31 July, respectively.
issued precautionary boil water notices for the four 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.
There are now no boil water notices in place in the district.