URGENT: All drinking water must be boiled in Featherston until further notice

All drinking water in Featherston must be boiled before drinking or using for food preparation or dental hygiene, due to the interruption of supply to Featherston following this morning’s outage.

This boil water advisory is in effect from 9.15am Friday 19 June until further notice.

Please continue to boil all water until Wellington Water advise that the boil water advisory is lifted.

How to boil water for drinking:

Boiling will kill all disease-causing organisms.

  • Bring water to a rolling boil (where bubbles appear in the centre and do not disappear when the water is stirred) for one minute or boil a full electric jug until it switches off
  • Cool water (do not use ice cubes to do this) and pour into clean container with a lid
  • Refrigerate until needed

Babies, young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people who have weakened immune systems are more at risk of illness. If you get diarrhoea, vomiting and/or a fever, get advice from your doctor or contact Healthline (0800 611 116).

For more information contact South Wairarapa District Council at 06 306 9611 or go to wellingtonwater.co.nz.


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