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Date set for water chlorination In Christchurch


The temporary treatment of water will begin from March 26.

In December, the Canterbury Drinking Water Assessor advised the city council it no longer considered the city’s groundwater supply to be secure because some of the below ground well heads needed to be upgraded.

On January 25, the city council decided to temporarily treat the supply with chlorine while well head improvement work was completed.

“We’ve been working with our contractors to secure the necessary equipment and arranging for it to be adapted to suit our infrastructure,” general manager city services David Adamson said.

“We’ve also had to make sure we could get the necessary supply of chemical for treatment. We’re now confident that we can start chlorinating the water from March 26.” Read more