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Precautionary low-dose chlorine treatments are being temporarily added to the West Melton and Kirwee water supplies as total coliforms were detected in the supply during routine testing.

The low-dose chlorine treatment is precautionary only, and no E.coli has been detected within the water supplies. Residents do not need to boil water.

In West Melton background total coliforms were detected within a reservoir and in Kirwee the coliforms were detected in reticulation.

We are expecting that this will be a short-term measure, however this will depend on further testing to ensure the water supply is clear of coliforms.

See www.selwyn.govt.nz/waternotices for updates.

Last modified: 06 Mar 2020 4:31pm