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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 with limited means.
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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
While the boil water notice remains in place for properties
on the Oxford Rural No. 1 scheme, test results over the last two days indicate that
the all clear could be issued soon. Traces of E.coli were detected late last week, which forced
a boil water notice to be issued on the scheme.
The notice covered properties that are located west of
Wright’s Road, south of the Eyre River.
While E.coli is an indicator organism, rather than
contamination in its own right, the precaution was taken to ensure the safety
of residents of the households on the scheme.
Thus far, there have been no reports of anyone being
affected by contamination but we are continuing to test the water to ensure all
is well before the boil water notice is lifted.
The tests are rigorous, with samples taken from the scheme being
analysed both in the council Water Unit’s laboratory and also at an independent
laboratory in Christchurch.
Eight samples are taken in all; two each from four different
locations on the scheme, so that four samples can be analysed at each of the
two different laboratories.
The tests on samples taken on Friday and Saturday have both
been clear, showing no signs of contaminants in the water from the scheme.
Further samples were taken this morning, and will be again
tomorrow, before an assessment will be made as to whether it is safe to rescind
the boil water notice.
Keep an eye on the council Facebook page and website for
further updates tomorrow including (hopefully) the lifting of the boil water