Boil Water Notice in place

Update as at 9:30am, 20 June 2018

The Boil Water notice for Pongaroa remains in place following further positive test results of E. coli in the Pongaroa water supply. Until further notice residents are advised to follow Boil Water procedures.

A precautionary boil water notice was issued on 25 May 2018 for the Pongaroa water supply.

Following positive test results for E. coli, this is no longer a precautionary notice and Council has now issued a Boil Water Notice for the Pongaroa water supply.  

Update as at 2:00pm 15 June 2018: Testing continues to confirm the presence of E-coli in the Pongaroa water supply.  The boil water notice therefore remains in place until further notice.


Boil Water Notice

Pongaroa Water Supply, Issued 08 June 2018

Until notified otherwise, Pongaroa residents connected to the town supply are advised to boil water before using it for:

  • drinking (including making of sachet juice/drinks);
  • making ice;
  • food preparation;
  • brushing teeth; and
  • preparing infant/toddler formula.

Electric jugs with a cut-off switch can be used as long as they are full – allow the water to come to the boil and wait for it to switch off (do not hold the switch down to increase the boiling time).  Water can also be placed in a clean metal pan and brought to a rolling boil for one minute.  Boiled water should be covered and allowed to cool in the same container.

People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, pregnant women, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. If you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor or Healthline 0800 611 116.

If you have other houses or tenants on your property please advise them of the contents of this notice.

Information will be regularly updated on our website and Facebook page. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Council directly on:

06 374 4080 or 06 376 0110

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