Levin Aquatic Centre to remain closed until alarm system is signed off

Published on 10 October 2019

Photo of the Levin Aquatic Centre facility.

Horowhenua District Council wishes to advise that the Levin Aquatic Centre will remain closed while alarm systems are checked and tested following this morning’s false alarm.

This morning 12 members of the public were evacuated from the pool by four staff members after a chlorine alarm was activated.

At 6:42am staff alerted Fire and Emergency Services.

Horowhenua District Council’s Acting Chief Executive Mark Lester wishes to apologise to pool users for the inconvenience and alarm caused.

“Our Aquatics team did what they were trained to do. Everyone was evacuated and accounted for,” said Mr Lester. “I have now asked our Health and Safety Team to review the incident so that any learnings can be incorporated into our Health and Safety plans.”

Group Manager Customer & Regulatory Services Ian McLachlan said contractors will now review and test all of the alarm systems and we will be in a position to update the public later this afternoon.

“I want to thank our emergency service providers from Levin and neighbouring districts who attended. Their dedication to our community and safety was evident even though it was a false alarm.”