Kumara Water Situation - *please read & share*

Kumara Water Supply  

Water quality results continue to show low levels of contamination, so the boil water notice remains in effect. 

Council plans to add chlorine to the water supply from approximately 9am on Friday 20 January.  This action will disinfect the reservoir and town reticulation systems.  The chlorine will initially be detectable in your water (taste and odour) however the amount of chlorine in the system will not exceed the acceptable value set in the Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand.  The amount of chlorine remaining in the system will become less detectable over a period of time.     

Please be assured that, when the chlorine has been added, the water can safely be consumed by residents and visitors to Kumara.  You must however still boil it until the boil water notice has been officially lifted by Council. 

 You can contact Council: Phone 0800 474 834

People can check the status of the water supply, using either the Council’s website www.westlanddc.govt.nz 

Kind regards,

Karen Jury
Corporate Planner
Westland District Council

36 Weld Street, Private Bag 704, Hokitika 7842 | www.westlanddc.govt.nz
DDI 03 756 9082| F 03 756 9045Karen.Jury@westlanddc.govt.nz

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