Flushing the pipes
The annual water flush in Waihi Beach, Bowentown and Athenree has started this week until November 6.
The procedure of flushing water mains reticulation across the Western Bay district is part of the council’s maintenance programme to ensure it maintains the highest standard of water quality for customers.
The precautionary flush removes any residues inside the water pipes. The flushing may create temporary flows of water down kerbs and channels and may cause a temporary discolouration of tap water. The water is safe for human consumption.
■ If you find any discolouration at your home, please run an outside tap for five to 10 minutes until the water clears. This will flush all internal plumbing.