7 Dec 2023

Queenstown mayor on town's boil water situation

From Nine To Noon, 9:05 am on 7 December 2023

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is on the brink of lifting its boil water notice. After a breakout of the cryptosporidium parasite in the resort town back in the middle of September 2023 residents and businesses were required to boil their tap water.

That boil water notice has remained to today for those in and around the CBD as the council worked to install UV water treatment equipment at its Two Mile water supply.

The council says that work is now done and it is awaiting confirmation from water regulator Taumata Arowai that it can lift the boil water notice.    

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Glyn Lewers.

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Glyn Lewers. Photo: RNZ / Niva Chittock