Update at 9.35am Saturday 6 June
The Whirinaki water situation continues to improve, with Hastings District Council staff advising yetserday that the reservoir was full.
That meant the area had three to four days of water supply at normal useage levels.
Staff had spent the week testing water from the area's two bores after unusually large sea swells the week before contaminated the supply with salt.
One bore had cleared and was now able to be used continuously, replenishing the reservoir, while tests of water from the second larger bore showed salt levels continuing to drop.
Staff said that pump should be able to be reconnected to the supply early this coming week.
A back-up plan to take link up to a Napier supply had been actioned and was still available if needed.
Update at 1pm Tuesday 3 June
While it is looking increasingly likely that Whirinaki’s water supply can go back to its usual bore source in the very near future, we are continuing with our contingency plan of linking into an alternative supply.
On Sunday, a resident notified Hastings District Council that the water had a salty taste.