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Christchurch starts chlorinating its water


The Christchurch City Council earlier this year, in the wake of the Havelock North water contamination episode, decided on temporary chlorination because its below-ground wells were not sufficiently sealed to eliminate the risk of contamination.

The water supply in the Brooklands, Kainga and Spencerville areas will be the first to be treated today and by the end of April the entire city's supply should be chlorinated. Read more