24 / Jun / 2020

Wellington Water advises that the boil water advisory for Featherston has been lifted following consultation with Regional Public Health and South Wairarapa District Council.

All residents should run their cold taps for 5 minutes prior to using the tap water. Flush any appliances e.g. coffee machines, that are connected to the water supply. Hot water cylinders and header tanks may need to be drained and refilled.

We are in the process of re-filling and chlorinating the main reservoir that supplies Featherston, and will likely have this online early next week. While this is brought back online we will continue to sample the water supply to ensure the supply continues to be safe to drink. The work to bring the reservoir back online won’t have an impact on the water supply.

ENDS

Media contact:
Aaron Alexander
021 110 5157
Wellington Water