Ministry of Health – A simple precaution for all NZ households
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.
We are recommending this simple precaution for all households, including those on public and private water supplies.
Director-General of Health
For further information, contact the Regional Public Health Service
Telephone: 04 570 9002 or
Kapiti Coast District Council
Telephone: 04 296 4700