All drinking water must be boiled in Featherston

13 February 2022

Wellington Water advises that all drinking water in Featherston must be boiled before being used for drinking, food preparation or brushing teeth.

This weekend’s unusually high rainfall has caused surface water to enter the Boar Bush reservoir, which has contaminated the water supply.

As a precaution, we advise that water be boiled before use, as this is the best way to make water safe.

This boil water advisory is in effect immediately until further notice. We will provide an update as soon as possible.

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).

This will be updated as new information comes to hand.

For more information go to wellingtonwater.co.nz

Page Reader Press Enter to Read Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Pause or Restart Reading Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Stop Reading Page Content Out Loud Screen Reader Support