19 Sep 2023

Cases of cryptosporidium found in Queenstown

From Morning Report, 8:23 am on 19 September 2023

Queenstown residents are being told to boil their water, after at least eight cases of cryptosporidium - a parasite causing gastro-intestinal illness - have been confirmed in the area.

The notice covers all properties connected by the Council's Queenstown supply - including Fernhill, Sunshine Bay, Queenstown Hill, Queenstown CBD, Frankton, Quail Rise and Tucker Beach Rd, Kelvin Heights and Hanley's Farm.

Water treatment engineer Iain Rabbits spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.