WHAT ARE THE REASONS FOR A BOIL WATER NOTICE?
There are different reasons for a 'boil' water' notice. The most common reason is recent tests of the drinking water supply have shown that the water may not be safe to drink (eg: has no chlorine or residual) or it is contaminated with micro-organisms (germs) that can cause illness.
The extent of restriction on water use depends on the situation and the reason for issuing the notice. Always follow the information provided by local council or Public Health Service on water use.
IMMEDIATE ACTIONS FOR YOU TO TAKE:
WHO IS AFFECTED?
HOW DO I PREPARE FOOD AND DRINKS?
Fruit and vegetables should be washed using cooled, boiled water. It is advisable to not use ice, food or drinks that may have been prepared with unboiled water.
WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT FEEDING MY BABY?
If breastfeeding, continue as usual. If you are using baby formula, prepare using bottled or cooled previously boiled water. Wash and sterilise bottles and teats by boiling or microwaving.
WHAT ACTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN?
Ruapehu District Council will notify when water quality returns to a safe level. It is important to keep boiling your tap water unless otherwise notified by the Council.
WHO DO I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?
For detailed information contact Ruapehu District Council on 07 895 8188 or 06 385 8364.