Residents in parts of Mount Pleasant are being advised to boil their water following a loss of pressure in the water mains that supply the area.
Up to 300 properties were without water this afternoon while Christchurch City Council contractors worked urgently to restore water supply to homes.
Residents in the affected area should boil all water used for drinking, food preparation, utensil washing, brushing teeth or making ice until further notice.
“The boil water notice will remain in place until we are confident there is no contamination,’’ Council Manager of Technical Services Will Rowson says.
“Bringing water to the boil is sufficient to kill bugs. If you cannot boil water, treat it by adding one teaspoon of household bleach per 10 litres of water and leave for 30 minutes.’’
Mr Rowson says the boil water notice is a precaution, because the city’s water supply network relies on a constant pressure to prevent any contaminants entering pipes.
If the pressure drops, there is a chance the water could become contaminated when it starts flowing again.
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After more than a year of closed borders, Australians and New Zealanders will soon be able to jet-hop between countries after the government announced that the trans-Tasman travel bubble will be operational from April 19.
With quarantine-free travel now possible, are you more likely to head across the Tasman or travel domestically?
Fronting Australian media yesterday, Jacinda Ardern not only spoke of the excitement of families being able to be reunited, but also pitched New Zealand tourist activities to Australian viewers.
"If there is a hot spot in one of the states of Australia we may just act in the same way that another state would ... Just prepare that there may be disruptions, but what better place in the world to be stuck. Am I right?," she said.
The trans-Tasman bubble will operate on a three tier basis: Continue, Pause and Suspend. If there are a few cases in Australia linked to the border, quarantine-free travel will continue. Travel may be paused for 72 hours if there are rogue community cases and in the instance of a state or nationwide lockdown, travel will be suspended.
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