A visiting water scientist from the United States Department of Agriculture has been surprised by the poor quality of New Zealand's fresh water. Mark Borchardt is a research microbiologist whose work has been used to improve water quality and protect the health of millions of Americans from waterborne disease.
Don’t be sweet-talked into thinking bottled water is any better for you than tap water. Water New Zealand’s Technical Manager Noel Roberts says drinking water suppliers regularly test for bacteria, protozoa and chemical contaminants
Please find attached a draft submission from Water New Zealand on the Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Bill.
This event follows on from the Feb 2015 and Feb 2017 2 day water loss events, and is aimed at assisting water suppliers manage water losses from their water supply networks.