The lifting of restrictions follows three days’ testing of Christchurch’s city water with more than five hundred samples being carried out by council and public health staff. All samples were clear of bacterial contamination.
Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr. Alistair Humphrey said “We are able to lift the boil-water notice because of the dedication and hard work of Council and public health workers who have been working around the clock since Saturday. I am sure that families, schools, and businesses will be delighted in this small step towards normality after such a difficult few days.”
Pressure monitoring indicated that the integrity of the system was maintained through this morning’s aftershocks. Ongoing testing will continue, and the Emergency Operations Centre will advise if new restrictions are required.
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