No more boiled wa­ter

Waikato Times - - News -

Af­ter a day of boil­ing wa­ter, Mata­mata res­i­dents can drink straight from the tap again. Mata­mata res­i­dents were urged to boil their wa­ter af­ter low chlo­rine lev­els were de­tected at some test­ing sites on Wed­nes­day. Chlo­rine is added to most of New Zealand’s wa­ter sup­plies to kill any dis­ease caus­ing pathogens. But most of the Waikato town’s wa­ter is safe to use again, Mata­mata-Pi­ako District Coun­cil said in a Face­book post. ‘‘We have re­ceived test re­sults show­ing that the wa­ter is now safe to drink with­out boil­ing.’’ James and Everad Av­enues are the only streets where a boil wa­ter no­tice is still in place. It lifts to­day at 3pm. Res­i­dents had been asked to boil any wa­ter used for food, drink, wash­ing dishes and brush­ing teeth.

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