Warn­ing over tap fit­tings

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

The Mata­mata-Pi­ako Dis­trict Coun­cil has passed on a warn­ing to res­i­dents from the Min­istry of Health. The min­istry ad­vises that some plumb­ing fit­tings have the po­ten­tial to al­low minute traces of met­als to ac­cu­mu­late in wa­ter stand­ing in the fit­tings for sev­eral hours.

Although the health risk is small, the Min­istry of Health rec­om­mends that you flush a mug’s worth of wa­ter from your drink­ing wa­ter tap each morn­ing be­fore use to re­move any met­als that may have dis­solved from the plumb­ing fit­tings.

It rec­om­mends this sim­ple pre­cau­tion for all house­holds, in­clud­ing those on pub­lic and pri­vate wa­ter sup­plies.

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