Christchurch water supply 'at risk' from unmonitored bores

26 Apr 2018

Christchurch's drinking water supply is likely to end up being chlorinated permanently – and repairing faulty well heads will not change that.

That is the view of a water expert brought in to review the city's programme of temporary chlorination.

Iain Rabbitts, a water treatment consultant and adviser to the government inquiry into the Havelock North outbreak, also said while 103 substandard public wells were being fixed it was possible about 1850 other unmonitored bores could potentially pollute the water supply.  Read more