Water New Zealand answers key questions about how COVID-19 affects your water supply.
Water New Zealand has collated answers to key questions about the effects of COVID-19 on your water supply. Read more here.
Visit covid19.govt.nz for more information relating to COVID-19.
3 April 2020
MOH now have a portal for non-health essential services to request PPE from the national reserve supply. Note at this stage it is only face masks available through this channel. The portal is available here.
Water Services Association of Australia and Dr Dan Deere have produced this guidance material for keeping essential workers safe in the workplace.
As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, questions about the virus’s potential transmission and/or persistence in drinking water and wastewater are being asked.
2 April 2020
Water Services Updates & Issues Presentations
- Wellington Water COVID-19 Response Plan - staying ahead of the curve
- Watercare Services Limited - COVID-19 Approach
- Kapiti Coast District Council - Business Continuity Planning Approach
31 March 2020
The Water Environment Federation has created an infographic on "How to stay COVID free at a Waste Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF)" also known as a Wastewater Treatment Plant.
27 March 2020
Ministry of Health has provided guidance on cleaning rooms/facilities following suspected, probably, or confirmed case of COVID-19, as well as guidance on face masks and hygiene and how to use PPE if required.
Plea to stop flushing wipes - COVID-19 has led to a big spike in wipes flushing. This risks overwhelming wastewater emergency operators and could mean widespread toilet blockages around the country.
To support water and sanitation practitioners and providers, as well as health-care professionals, the World Health Organisation has recently published a technical brief, “Water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management for COVID-19".
Advice from Police in terms of identification for workers delivering essential services is there is not 'official' or standard identification card. Police will take a reasonable approach and endeavor to confirm the role of anyone spoken to.