11th December 2023 Water
Queenstown Lakes District Council has lifted its boil water notice for the town, enabling people to use water directly from their taps.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is marking today’s World Food Day, 16 October 2023, with a global call for action on water.
Human faecal contamination of the water supply is the most likely source of Queenstown’s cryptosporidium outbreak.
Queenstown Lakes District Council has lifted its boil water notice for its Kelvin Heights water distribution zone, with immediate effect.
Queenstown is open for business following extreme weather and despite the resort’s ongoing drinking water issue.
Hospitality and food businesses in Queenstown could face months of water workarounds until a permanent fix is found to the resort’s cryptosporidium outbreak.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has set up a dedicated page on its website with advice and information on the Cryptosporidium outbreak.
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