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This page contains information about minute traces of metals that accumulate in water standing in plumbing fittings for several hours.
Updated: 9/08/2017 9:06 a.m.

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 mugful 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.  

For more information please call a Northland District Health Board Drinking Water Assessor on 09 430 4100.



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