Our main goal for 2020/21 is to provide clear and clean water.
This means we need to source low manganese water. Our Awatoto bores are higher in manganese, which has contributed to Napier’s dirty water issues.
We’re fast-tracking a number of water projects. These projects include:
Last year Council gave the go-ahead for an independent review to look at the cost of, and options for, moving to a safe chlorine-free drinking water network. Currently, we use chlorine to disinfect our water.
The Safe Chlorine-Free Drinking Water Review is investigating alternative options that the Ministry of Health (MoH) is likely to approve.
The MoH has said that disinfection may become compulsory for New Zealand water supplies unless a safe alternative is proposed.
We will work with the MoH to help ensure that any chlorine-free option proposed is likely to be accepted, before coming back to the community about the recommendations.
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