Feb 2019 Martinborough town water information

THE BOIL WATER NOTICE HAS BEEN LIFTED (2.09PM, THURS 21 FEB)

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A boil water notice (issued 3pm Friday 1 February) is currently in place for Martinborough town water supply, until further notice from the Council, while the Council works to confirm that the water safe and not at risk of recontamination.

South Wairarapa District Council advises that all drinking water in Martinborough must be boiled before being used for drinking, making up formula, juices and ice, washing fruits and vegetables, other cooking needs, or brushing teeth.

Low level contamination of E. coli bacteria has been detected in the water supplying Martinborough township. To date, no illness has been reported associated with this event.

For the latest information, please click on the latest update below.

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How to boil water for drinking:

  • Boiling will kill all disease-causing organisms.
  • Bring water to a rolling boil (where bubbles appear in the centre and do not disappear when the water is stirred) for one minute or boil a full electric jug until it switches off
  • Cool water (do not use ice cubes to do this) and pour into clean container with a lid
  • Refrigerate until needed.

Frequently asked questions for users of the town water supply.

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Running list of what we know so far

 

Latest update 21, 2.09pm, 21 February 2019

Update 21 – Boil water notice lifted for Martinborough

Past updates (click on links for full information)

Update 20-Martinborough water gets the all clear for day two; boil water remains until notified

Update 19 – Martinborough water gets the all clear for day one; boil water remains until notified after three days clear

Update 18 – Martinborough town water flush carried out successfully and boil water lifting ontrack

Update 17 - Martinborough town water flush was completed last night; boil water until further notice

Update 16 - Second part of Martinborough town water flush; first part completed last night

Update 15 - Martinborough town water flush still to be completed

Update 14 - Important information of users of Martinborough town water

Update 13 - All drinking water must be boiled in Martinborough until further notice

UPDATE 12: All drinking water must be boiled in Martinborough until further notice

UPDATE 11: All drinking water must be boiled in Martinborough until further notice

UPDATE 10: All drinking water must be boiled in Martinborough until further notice

UPDATE 9: All drinking water must be boiled in Martinborough until further notice

UPDATE 8: All drinking water must be boiled in Martinborough until further notice

UPDATE 7: All drinking water must be boiled in Martinborough until further notice

UPDATE 6: All drinking water must be boiled in Martinborough until further notice

UPDATE 5: All drinking water must be boiled in Martinborough until further notice

UPDATE 4: All drinking water must be boiled in Martinborough until further notice

UPDATE 3: All drinking water must be boiled in Martinborough until further notice

UPDATE 2: All drinking water must be boiled in Martinborough until further notice

URGENT MEDIA RELEASE: All drinking water must be boiled in Martinborough until further notice

Educational resources

Escherichia coli (E.coli)

https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/food-and-water-borne-diseases/escherichia-coli-ecoli

Water contamination events

https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/drinking-water/water-contamination-events

Monitoring water safety

https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/drinking-water/monitoring-water-safety

https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/publications/pathogens-and-pathways-and-small-drinking-water-supplies-june07.pdf

Past communications for households and visitors regarding town network flush (weekend 15-17 February)