MONDAY 23 DECEMBER 2019
To all the users of the Tihiroa water scheme, the Boil Water Notice is now officially lifted.
All the testing has been completed and as of 2pm today approval has been given by the District Health Board to remove the boil water notice.
Scheme users no longer have to boil your water for drinking.
Council still asks that you continue to conserve water throughout the summer to help council keep up with the increasing demands during the hot weather.
Thank you all for your patience through this process.
FRIDAY 20 DECEMBER 2019
Boil water notice update
The boil water notice is to continue to stay in place until further notice.
The water treatment plant is returning to normal operation but council staff still are still doing some final sampling and testing in the field.
Can the users on the scheme continue to conserve water as this is helping us keep up with the demand of water through the hot weather.
It is still our intention to have the plant back to full operation before Christmas.
Thank you for your continued patience
A further update will be given on Monday 23 December 2019.
FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER 2019
TIhiroa Boil Water Notice Update
The boil water notice is to continue to stay enforce until further notice.
Council staff have completed further work on the water treatment plant and are now working through stabilising the operation before the boil water notice can be removed.
Users on the scheme are requested to continue to conserve water as this is helping the team to keep up with the demand through the hot weather.
It is our intention to have the plant back to full operation before Christmas.
Thank you for your continued patience.
Monday 9 December 2019
Tihiroa Water Scheme Update
The boil water notice is to stay enforce until further notice as council staff continue to work on repairing the Tihiroa water treatment plant.
Council also asks that everyone please do their best to conserve water during this time to reduce the demand on the water scheme.
Residents and users on the Tihiroa water scheme are reminded to continue to boil their water for at least one minute
Further updates will be given when further information is available
Residents whose properties are connected to the Tihiroa Rural Water Scheme are being asked to boil their water until further notice.
Due to a sand filter requiring immediate maintenance work at the Tihiroa Water Treatment Plant, Otorohanga District Council will be turning off the sand filter process at 3pm today (27 November 2019).
As a requirement under the Drinking Water Standards, a ‘Boil Water Notice’ must be issued as the water produced while the sand filter is non-operational, is no longer compliant under the standards.
Services Manager Mark Lewis says the water is still being chlorinated to ensure there is no bacteria present.
“Unfortunately the maintenance on the sand filter is likely to take up to a week and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause,” he says.
“The water is likely to be discoloured and we ask people to boil their water for drinking and cooking purposes. Use for anything else is okay.”
Residents connected to the water scheme will be contacted directly by Council staff and regular updates will also be available.
A sand filter works to remove small particles of silt and dirt from the water when it is drawn from the Waipa River.
Updates will be available on this page as they are available.