Boil water notice

by Anonymous Author

Last week’s heavy rain has resulted in the Selwyn District Council issuing a precautionary Boil Water Notice for residents on the Acheron water supply.

A council spokesperson said adverse weather conditions have increased the turbidity of the water supply.

“No E.coli has been detected in the water supply, however as result of the increased turbidity, the council cannot guarantee that the water is safe to drink and has issued a Boil Water Notice as a precaution.”

When a Boil Water Notice is in place, the Ministry of Health advises people should boil or treat all water from taps before drinking, brushing teeth or using it in food preparation. In addition, water used to make ice should also be boiled before freezing. Residents will need to continue to boil water until notified that the Boil Water Notice is lifted. It is likely to be in place for several days,” the spokesperson said.

Anyone who shows any signs of sickness is advised to visit their doctor as soon as possible.

“The council will continue to monitor the intake and reticulation system and keep residents informed of any updates.”

Updates will also be posted online at www.selwyn.govt.nz.