scoop.co.nz 13 Mar, 2021 03:30 am

Carterton Boil Water Notice Extended Until Midday Monday 15 March

Carterton Boil Water Notice Extended Until Midday Monday 15 March
Carterton District Council has extended its boil water notice and will be next reviewed at midday Monday 15 March. Although the Council has switched over to the Kaipaitangata treatment plant for urban supply, the Ministry of Health has requested the boil water ...

Carterton District Council has extended its boil water notice and will be next reviewed at midday Monday 15 March.Although the Council has switched over to the Kaipaitangata treatment plant for urban supply, the Ministry of Health has requested the boil water notice is kept in place until the Council receives three clear test runs after the detection of a low-level contamination of E.This means all businesses and urban residents connected to the urban water supply must boil all water before being used for drinking, making baby formula, juice, ice, washing fruit and vegetables, other food preparation/cooking needs, or brushing teeth.The Council’s Infrastructure, Services and Regulatory Manager Dave Gittings said it was important residents continued to follow the boil water notice until the Council notifies residents that it has been lifted.

“Even though the risk is low, it’s really important that people do not get complacent and remain vigilant until the boil water notice has been lifted,” Gittings said.The Council acted immediately after the test results on Friday, notifying businesses directly, liaising with community groups such as Neighbourhood Support, updating the electronic noticeboard at Carrington Park, and sending the boil water notice out as widely as possible.

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