Flush­ing the pipes

Waihi Leader - - News -

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.

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