Friday, January 19, 2024

Tākaka fire - update - 19 Jan 2024

Credit Tasman District Council.


Tākaka fire - Tasman District Council update 

19 January, 2024

We have identified a number of houses in Tākaka township (shown in the map above) that have bore water which could have been potentially contaminated by run-off from firefighting at the ITM building site Thursday 11th January.

These occupiers have been contacted by Council staff.

Testing has been undertaken of the bore water in the Motupipi Street area.

Council has received the results for (BTEX) benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes. The result indicates that there is no BTEX contamination of the water samples taken in the Motupipi Street area.

The other tests results will take a longer to process, but we hope to have all the results in by Monday, 22 January 2024. We will provide further updates as soon as possible.

Based on the information provided and the test results received so far, we believe the risk of the bore being contaminated to be very low. We are taking a precautionary measure to recommend people not to drink the water until we have received all the test results.  

We have undertaken dye tests and we are asking all residents that if they have seen any pink or red dye, or if they notice any discolouration or odour from their water, to contact council immediately.  

If you are concerned about your health or are feeling unwell please contact Healthline for advice 0800-611-116, or seek medical attention immediately.

If you need urgent attention, call 111 for Ambulance Service.

Tasman District Council, Communications.

Pigeon Post News, Richmond.

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