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COROMANDEL TOWN TAP WATER IS NOT SAFE TO DRINK

COROMANDEL TOWN TAP WATER IS NOT SAFE TO DRINK

Posted July 19, 2020
Council Matters , Health

Media Release: Thames Coromandel District Council

Boil water notice for Coromandel Town public water supply – Sunday, 19 July 2020

A boil water notice has been issued today for the Coromandel Town public water supply.

The recent heavy rain has meant increased sediment in the water reaching the water treatment plant which is not helping the plant’s clarifier to operate normally. The turbidity level in the treated water supply exceeds the NZ Drinking Water Standards.

COROMANDEL TOWN TAP WATER IS NOT SAFE TO DRINK

The Waikato District Health Board has been informed and it has instructed Council to issue a boil water notice. Therefore, in conjunction with The Medical Officer of Health, acting under the Health Act, 1956, the Thames-Coromandel District Council issues this Boil Water Notice.

This means, residents are being asked to boil their drinking water for the time being until the council remedies the issues.

Immediate actions for those affected to take:

Extra chlorine is being put into the water however, to make the tap water safe to drink, boil all tap water at a rolling boil for at least two minutes. If using for a hot drink it may be used immediately, otherwise allow it to cool.

Be especially careful with infants, the elderly, and people with immunocompromised conditions.

Share this information with all of the people you came into contact with who live or work in the affected area e.g. schools, hospitals, businesses.