20 Dec 2021

Boil drinking water notice in place until early 2022 for some Canterbury households

8:18 pm on 20 December 2021

Some Timaru households will be boiling their drinking water until early next year, as the district council says more areas are affected by high levels of silt in the water.

boiling kettle with dense steam

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Heavy rain three weeks ago triggered a boil water notice for the Downlands and Te Moana rural water schemes.

The district council has extended the notice to include the Springbrook area of the Downlands scheme, including the township of St Andrews in the Waimate District.

Residents are advised to boil water for a least a minute before using.

The council says planned upgrades to the treatment plants should see the notices lifted early next year.