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Lower Hutt water given all clear

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 6/02/2017

Lower Hutt's water supply has been given the all clear after follow-up tests showed no E. coli.

Hutt City Council began adding chlorine to the supply on Saturday after a positive result for the bacteria during a routine test at the Naenae reservoir.

On Monday, the council said the testing laboratory hadn't yet been able to confirm what caused the positive result and investigations would continue.

It said chlorination of the water supply to all of Lower Hutt would continue until a full review of tests results was concluded.

Health officials were satisfied with the measures in place to ensure the water was safe and there was no need to boil it before drinking.

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