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Invercargill base of $900,000 study on drinking water safety


A $900,000 pilot study being conducted in Invercargill may soon help water suppliers throughout the country provide safer community drinking water.

A study by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) is using innovative technology to test the efficiency of filtration systems commonly used in community water supplies and domestic point-of-use filters.

A recent Ministry of Health report on drinking water suppliers showed 19 per cent of people surveyed were exposed to water that did not meet safety standards. Read more