3 June - Eketahuna Boil Water Notice

EKETĀHUNA WATER SUPPLY, 4:00pm – 3 June  2022

Tararua District Council has issued a precautionary boil water notice for the Eketāhuna water supply.  Heavy rain has resulted in the Makakahi River level rising and high turbidity levels.

This is placing pressure on UV system at the water treatment plant, which is not able to treat water to the NZ Drinking Water Standards requirements. While no E.coli has been detected in Eketāhuna’s water, the impact of increased turbidity levels on treatment processes mean complete disinfection of contaminants cannot be guaranteed.

Taumata Arowai have been notified and the team will monitor the situation to determine when Drinking Water Standards requirements are being met and the three days of testing can start.

Next review/update: Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Precautionary Boil Water Notice

Eketāhuna Water Supply, 4:00pm – 3 June 2022

Until notified, Eketāhuna residents 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

Council acknowledges the frustration this may cause to residents and we apologise for continued disruption to supply.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tararua District Council directly on:

06 374 4080 or 06 376 0110