Tararua District Council has issued a boil water notice for the Pahiatua water supply due to possible contamination.

Until notified, residents are advised to boil water before using it for drinking, food preparation, brushing teeth and preparing infant formula.

Water can be boiled in an electric jugs with a cut-off switch as long as they are full. Allow the water to come to the boil and wait for it to switch off. Do not hold the switch down to increase the boiling time.

Water can also be placed a clean metal pan and brought to a rolling boil for one minute.


Boiled water should be covered and allowed to cool in the same container.

If you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor or Healthline 0800 611 116.

People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, pregnant women, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.

If you have other houses or tenants on your property, please advise them of the contents of this notice.

Information will be regularly updated on the council website and Facebook page