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Water outages to be expected as temporary chlorination nears

Martinborough is still on a boil water notice. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

Gianina Schwanecke

Martinborough residents may be temporarily without water as the South Wairarapa District Council will be scouring and flushing pipes to remove any existing deposits in preparation for the temporary chlorination of Martinborough’s town water supply on May 13.

The scouring and flushing process will be carried out over a six-day period ending Saturday, May 11.

Water will be turned off in affected streets during this time as it can take from four to six hours to complete.

The network flushing should help minimise the discolouration of the water that may be experienced after chlorine is added.

Residents are advised to fill containers with water from their taps before the system is turned off for use during the shut-off period.

They are also advised to not use hot water taps, washing machines, dishwashers or other appliances that use water during the shut-off period as this can lead to damage.

Residents are also reminded to continue boiling all town water supply until after the notice has been lifted.

Those with a medical dependence on water are asked to contact Jackie Buckley on 06 306 9611 ext. 831 as soon as possible.

More information can be found on the SWDC website, swdc.govt.nz/martinborough-water-pipes-flushing-notice-may-2019

Planned schedule for water network scouring and flushing

May 8
North end of town from Jellicoe St and Cambridge Rd, including Kitchener St, up to 46 Dublin, 5-9 Roberts St

May 9
West end of town rural – Grey St, Weld St, Ferry Rd, Pinot Grove area, 76 and above Jellicoe St and Hawkins Dr

May 10
South end of town including Jellicoe St, Cambridge Rd and all of Cologne St, and from 53 Dublin St

May 11
South end rural including, rest of New York St, Oxford St, Martinborough Estate and golf course area

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