26 May 2010

Water precautions advised

1:51 pm on 26 May 2010

Residents living in the Whanganui district of Mowhanau are being advised to boil their drinking water because of e-coli contamination.

Whanganui District Council says a regular sampling programme has picked up e-coli counts in the Mowhanau water supply.

The council is flushing the entire water system and will inspect storage tanks on Wednesday.

It says says residents will be contacted when the water is safe to drink without boiling.