Water warning lifted

21:50, Jan 27 2013

Richmond residents don't need to boil their drinking water any more.

The Tasman District Council lifted its boil water notice put in place last week as a precaution after low level e.coli contamination.

The council said today water samples taken from the Richmond Water supply for the last three days were all clear.

The Ministry of Health this morning confirmed that the boil water requirement can be lifted.

The testing was required as a result of recent heavy rain, when the water quality of the water from the Richmond Water Scheme had been compromised with low level contamination.

The council said it would continue its regular programme of monitoring and sampling water supplies.

Following the lifting of the notice, the council also advised food businesses to replace any carbon/activated charcoal filters in their drinking water system, saying they may have been contaminated and bacteria can grow in the carbon.