Carterton District Council lifts Boil Water advisory

Carterton District Council lifts Boil Water advisory

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The Carterton District Council has lifted its boil water advisory after an extended period since March 12. The reason for the notice was due to findings of low-level E.coli contamination.

Residents and businesses no longer need to boil their water.

A potential fault was identified in one of the valves within the reticulation system. It was replaced. Chlorination levels were increased following a revised flushing plan.


“As of today, the Council has received the further 3 clear sample results it was waiting for and has consulted with Regional Public Health. The Council can therefore lift the boil water advisory notice,” a statement read.

“The Council would like to thank residents for their patience and understanding and would like to assure them that a full, detailed report into the investigation of the source of low-level E. coli and the remedial action taken will be made publicly available.”

The Council is recommending that residents turn on their tap, running cold, for five minutes before using or drinking the water.

Any appliances must be flushed, and this includes coffee machines, water dispensers or anything related or connected to the water supplies.


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