Clutha District Council advises customers on the Tuapeka West Rural Water Scheme need to boil any drinking water for one minute before drinking it.
This includes any water that will be consumed, such as water to brush your teeth, food preparation and washing food that will not be cooked e.g. salad vegetables and ready-to-eat fruit.
The supply is being monitored and further testing is regularly carried out.
This boil water notice is in effect until further notice.
Thank you very much for your patience and for continuing to follow the precautions.
Upcoming work on our water schemes
Milton's aged watermains that have been identified for renewal are being replaced with Polyethene (HDPE) plastic pipe. Where footpaths have recently been installed our contractor is directional drilling the pipe into place to minimise disruption. The work is currently under way.
Prior to connecting new pipes to the existing reticulation, network valves will be inspected to determine areas that will experience water shut downs.
Once areas requiring a water shut down are identified, those affected will receive further information via a letter box drop providing advance warning (48hours) of the date and duration of the shutdown. We are aiming for these shutdowns will be of 4 to 6 hours duration and generally between 9am to 3pm or overnight from 7pm.
Other urban work that has been completed is renewal of the old cast iron main supply line from the Reservoir in Tapanui down Whiskey Gulley Road.
Rural Water Scheme renewal work for pipes larger than 100mm diameter being carried out has come to a seasonal halt, possibly for the next three weeks or until ground conditions improve. However, renewal work on the Glenkenich Rural Water Scheme has been completed leaving the small diameter pipe to be laid.
Once ground conditions improve our Contractor will be visible on Tuapeka Flat Road, then Cockelshell Road in the Tuapeka Rural Water Scheme area.
The remaining renewal work in Moa Flat and Richardson South Rural Water Schemes should be underway in the late spring, early summer.
Council and our Contractors take Health and Safety very seriously and will be taking all necessary precautions to keep workers and public safe. All work sites will be barricaded and or coned off to restrict public access. People who need to approach the site (but not involved with the work) need to conform to all signage and follow directions of Contractor's Staff. Parents are reminded to warn children of the dangers of construction works and to keep well back from the work site.
If you have any queries, please contact Councils Project Engineer Grant Bullin on 0800 801 350. Council's website and Facebook page will also have updates as needed.
Clutha District Council regrets any inconvenience this may cause but knows that this will improve water services in this area. And thanks you in advance for your co-operation and understanding.
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