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Think ultra violet (UV) protection, think skin protection,
Yep, but there is more to UV protection than just looking
after the skin, and that’s good news for Mandeville residents as their own
personal UV protection kicks in tonight.
It might not sound a big deal, but residents on the Mandeville
water supply scheme will be drinking H2O as clean as humans can make it, after
the area’s UV water unit comes to life.
The unit treats water by ultra-violet disinfection to
supplement the existing chlorine system, with the Mandeville water scheme the
first among the District’s 16 water schemes to have this type of treatment
Completion of the unit, which guarantees that the scheme
produces water fully compliant with the Drinking Water Standards for New
Zealand, finishes a project that began in May.
The UV unit was commissioned after the Mandeville bores,
which were previously thought to be secure, showed signs of contaminant in the
Upon learning that the primary well had been compromised, a
plan was put in place to rectify the situation, with UV being the recommended
No other deep bore schemes in the District have recorded a
similar problem and all are closely monitored to ensure water quality.
How Mandeville’s new
UV system works
A UV system treats the water by passing the raw liquid through
a series of high intensity UV lamps that deactivate any potential contaminants.
This guarantees that there are no bugs at the outlet of the
lamp, and ensures the safety of the drinking water.
The process provides an extra level of protection over and
above chlorine, which only treats some kinds of bugs (bacteria) but not others
Therefore, if you are getting your H2O off the Mandeville
scheme, tonight it is worth a drink to celebrate… water of course!