A boil water notice has been issued for residents in Hororata and surrounding areas, due to unsafe E. coli levels present in the water supply.
The Selwyn District Council advises anyone who draws water from the Selwyn Rural Water Supply, sourced from the Selwyn River, to begin boiling their water.
Testing on February 8 showed the presence of E. coli was above recommended levels.
E. coli is an organism which can cause health issues. People are advised to visit their doctors if they are showing any symptoms of sickness, including vomiting and diarrhoea.
The council has begun chlorinating water in the area.
The council will continue to monitor the intake and reticulation system and keep residents informed.
Chlorination will stop as soon as soon as no bacteria are present.
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