E.Coli, an indicator of faecal contamination, was detected in the Martinborough water supply on the 30th of January 2019. A boil water notice was put in place on the 1st of February. The boil water notice remained in place until the 21st of February.
Lutra were engaged to provide an independent review of the contamination incident. The report produced by Lutra was made available to the public. It concluded that the incident highlighted shortcomings in the design, operation and management of the Martinborough water supply system.
The Lutra team re-commissioned the water treatment plant and made a series of recommendations to improve the water supply.