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Foxton and Foxton Beach water mains to be flushed

Media Release: Monday 30 June 2014

Foxton and Foxton Beach water mains to be flushed

In steps to ensure all Foxton and Foxton Beach residents receive clear drinking water, the water mains in both areas will be flushed every Friday.

This is to help remove biofilm that over years has accumulated in the pipes and that is reacting with the residual chlorine in the reticulation, causing some residents to receive discoloured water.

The Foxton and Foxton Beach water supplies have been upgraded recently to achieve compliance with New Zealand Drinking Water Standards and achieve a better water quality grade.

As part of the upgrades, more chlorine has been introduced to the supplies to ensure that enough residual chlorine is present to completely disinfect the water as it travels through the reticulation network.

Horowhenua District Council Water Services Manager Sarah Stephen says that this residual chlorine is within the Ministry of Health guideline values.

Ms Stephen says as a result of the water mains flushing, residents may notice their water appearance, smell or taste alter, but that it will remain completely safe to drink.

Residents can usually clear their water by running a tap for between 10 and 15 minutes to flush the lateral pipes on their side of the property boundary.

Ms Stephen says if after flushing their taps, residents are still experiencing water quality issues, they should contact the Council on 06 366 0999 orenquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz

ENDS


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