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Water work yet to start?


Five months after the city council revealed Christchurch’s drinking water had been compromised, it appears not a single well head has been fixed.

In January, councillors signed off chlorination of the city’s water supply for 12 months while engineers fix vulnerable well heads.

The decision was made after Christchurch’s secure bore status was revoked in December – a move prompted by the discovery that many wells were in disrepair and vulnerable to pollution from dirty surface groundwater.

The Press has repeatedly asked the Christchurch City Council how many of the 102 well heads have been fixed, but it has refused to provide a direct response.  Read more