Hanmer Springs - Chlorine smell/taste

10 October 2016

Turbidity levels have returned to normal, so we are no longer dosing the Hanmer Springs water supply with chlorine.

Thank you for your patience.

7 October 2016

Unfortunately the turbidity (cloudiness) of the water source is still high and so we need to continue to dose with chlorine. 

Thank you for your understanding 

22 June 2016 - update

Since turbidity levels have returned to normal levels we will be no longer be dosing the water supply with chlorine. 

15 June  2016     

Hanmer Springs residents may currently be noticing a slight chlorine smell/taste in their water.

The Rogerson Intake is very discoloured (*turbid) due to the recent rain, and this has caused high turbidity levels which means that there is a possibility of e-coli entering the reticulated supply. As a precautionary measure we have introduced chlorine to the system.

We would usually turn the plant off when turbidity gets high but because the reservoirs are low we have to use the water that is available.

Once turbidity returns to normal levels the chlorine will be stopped.

*Turbidity is the cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by large numbers of individual particles that are generally invisible to the naked eye, similar to smoke in air. The measurement of turbidity is a key test of water quality.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and would like to thank you for your tolerance and patience at this time.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us:

Phone: 03 315 8400 – Utilities Department

Email: info@hurunui.govt.nz