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Napier's water to remain chlorinated as safety standards shift


Napier’s previously untreated drinking water will remain chlorinated for at least the next three months as the city loses its "secure bore" status.

The city's supplies have been chlorinated for the past 10 weeks and will continue to be treated following a meeting between Napier City Council, Hawke’s Bay District Health Board and its drinking water assessors this week.

The council said the agencies agreed chlorination should continue, particularly since the drinking water assessors had revoked the council's secure bore status. This status was in place when water supply bores were protected from any possible contamination. See more