Boil water notice for Edendale

by Anonymous Author

Residents on Selwyn District Council’s Edendale water supply are being advised to boil their water.

A boil water notice has been issued by council after test results showed that E coli levels were above recommended levels, as a result of recent weather conditions.

The Edendale water supply serves a population of around 200 households.

A council spokesperson said residents should continue to boil water until they are notified that the boil water notice is lifted.

“E coli is an organism, which can cause health issues. Anyone who shows symptoms of sickness should visit their doctor as soon as they are able to.”

When a boil water notice is in place, the Ministry of Health advises that 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.

Bringing water to the boil is sufficient to kill all bugs.

Residents can get any updates on the boil water notice online at selwyn.govt.nz.