Plumbing Fittings Precaution
ALL HOUSEHOLDS CONNECTED TO A WATER SUPPLY
Some plumbing fittings have the potential to allow minute traces of metals to accumulate in water standing in the fittings for several hours.
Although the health risk is small, the Ministry of Health recommends that you flush a mug full of water from your drinking-water tap each morning before use to remove any metals that may have dissolved from the plumbing fittings.
The Ministry of Health recommend this simple precaution for all households, including those on public and private water supplies.
It is important to note that heavy metals are not a problem with the water itself but rather, when plumb-solvent water dissolves heavy metals found in household plumbing fittings.
If any residents would like further information, they can contact either the Community & Public Health office on 768 1160 or the Infrastructure Services Department of the Grey District Council on 769 8611.