Pongaroa Precautionary Boil Water Notice

28 September  2022

Pongaroa Precautionary Boil Water Notice issued 7:27pm, Wednesday 28 September 2022.

The Pongaroa water plant UV Reactor control unit has failed today, because of this we are issuing a precautionary boil water notice.
The UV Reactor is used only for protozoal compliance, with bacterial compliance achieved using chlorine.  As the chlorine levels remain within the normal treatment range, we anticipate the boil water notice will be lifted immediately once the UV reactor control unit is replaced, hopefully tomorrow afternoon, Thursday 29 September.
Until notified, Pongaroa 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 them of the contents of this notice.
If you have any concerns or queries please contact us on info@tararuadc.govt.nz or call us on 06 374 4080