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Council has received with interest stage two of the Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry. Today’s release has wide ranging
implications for the processes associated with the nation’s drinking water. This includes within the
The majority of residents within
the Waimakariri receive water that complies with the current national Drinking
Water Standards, even though some of this water is not treated with chlorine. This water is sourced from deep
and secure ground water bores.
The Rangiora and Kaiapoi supply
schemes, which were named in today’s report, are both fed by deeply sourced and
secure ground water, and so meet current drinking water standards.
On some of the smaller schemes
within the District, where full compliance has not yet been achieved, work is
underway to achieve this by the end of the 2018/19 financial year.
Staff had anticipated that the
inquiry would require the future treatment of all drinking water. As a result, we are proposing
budgets for UV treatment of all drinking water as part of the Draft 2018-28
Long Term Plan. This will be going out for
consultation in March. The inquiry also recommends
residual disinfection of water supply schemes, which would require chlorination
to be applied to schemes where it is not already. This is something we have
consulted on with our community in the past.
Previous consultations have
indicated the community is not in favour of this change. This is why some of our schemes
are fed by water that is unchlorinated. We do have systems in place to
implement treatment on the majority of the unchlorinated schemes at short
notice in an emergency.
The Waimakariri District Council
is committed to continuing to provide our communities with safe drinking water. We are confident in our ability to
respond to any changes to the drinking water standards that emerge because of
the Havelock North inquiry.
Contact: Matt McIlraith
Phone: 03 311 8902