A precautionary boil water notice has been issued by the Council as adverse weather conditions have increased the turbidity of this water supply. No E. coli has been detected in the water supply. However, as a result of the increased turbidity the Council cannot guarantee that the water is safe to drink and has issued the notice as a precaution.
E.coli is an organism which can cause health issues. 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. Read more