Published: 09-Mar-2017

Plumbosolvency - Some plumbing fittings have the potential to allow minute traces of metals to accumulate in water that has been standing in the fittings for several hours. This applies to both public and private water supplies.

Although the health risk is small, the Ministry of Health recommends that you flush a mugful of water from your drinking-water tap each morning before drinking or after a long absence from your property to remove any metals that may have dissolved from the plumbing fittings. We are recommending this simple precaution for all households in New Zealand, including those on public and private water supplies in the Waimakariri District.

For more information contact the Waimakariri District Council on 0800 965 468 (0800 WDC GOV).

Name: Waimakariri District Council

Phone: 0800 965 468