Tuesday, 7 January 2014, 12:30 pm
Press Release: Queenstown Lakes District Council
Hawea residents advised to boil water
Hawea residents are advised to boil their drinking water after routine testing found low levels of e-coli in the town’s reticulated supply.
The requirement to boil water for drinking and food preparation will remain until three consecutive days of testing show a nil result
Please be advised the water will be chlorinated as a precaution.
The source has not been identified but the most common source of e-coli in lake-sourced water is run-off from surrounding land.