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Hundreds of thousands Kiwis take 'reckless' risks drinking untreated water, experts say


Hundreds of thousands of people in New Zealand drink untreated water, a practice international experts say is "unacceptably risky".

Many of those people live in large cities, and expect the water they drink to be safe. But the inquiry into the Havelock North disaster said they were being given a false sense of security.

While the number of people drinking untreated water is quickly falling, as councils rush to chlorinate in fear of an outbreak similar to Havelock North, some communities are continuing to resist. Read more