The temporary boil water notice that was issued on 31 May 2022 is now lifted and no longer in place.

If you are one of the residents that was affected by the notice, please ensure you run your taps with cold water for five minutes and flush any appliances. If you've been away during the notice, please run your taps for 15 minutes to clear old water. 

Why was a boil water notice issued?

Nelson City Council took the precautionary measure of issuing a temporary boil water notice for three days following E.coli being detected within the drinking water supply network for approximately 170 residents in parts of Bishopdale and Springlea area. 

Subsequent water quality testing over the past three days has confirmed that the previously detected levels of E.coli are no longer present, and the water is safe for consumption.

Council has consulted with Taumata Arowai (Drinking Water Regulator) and Nelson Marlborough District Health Board in coming to this decision.

Following a review of the event, Council has determined that the likely cause of these E.coli results was water quality sampling/testing issues and not contamination within the drinking water supply network.