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'Matter of luck' Martinborough water contamination wasn't another Havelock North


An independent review into a South Wairarapa town's water contamination has said "it was a matter of luck" that the incident was not a repeat of Havelock North.

Just days after the report was released to the public, a boil water notice has been issued again to Martinborough households after "a very low" level of E. Coli bacteria has been detected.

E. Coli was also detected in the Martinborough water supply on the January 30 this year and led to a boil-water notice being in place for 20 days.

An independent report into the first contamination was written by Lutra, an expert water consultancy.

It found the incident "highlighted shortcomings in the design, operation and management of the Martinborough water supply system" Read more