An e-coli indicator has been found in one of the nine water tankers used to supply drinking water to Havelock North residents.
The suspect tanker was parked in the Havelock North High School car park. Residents who took water from this site and still have it in containers are asked to dump it.
The water from the other tankers has been tested and is clear, however the water in all the tankers is now being chlorinated.
It is believed that the cause is likely to be the tanker, however as a “super precautionary approach” the water supplies for Hastings and Flaxmere are now being chlorinated. The daily tests for those supplies have been clear.
While no boil water notice has been issued, as a precautionary approach, mayor Lawrence Yule says people may want to boil any drinking water or use bottled water while the chlorine works its way through the system.
25 September 2020
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