I have been on record a number of times stating that the ongoing chlorination of Napier’s water supply is unacceptable and unnecessary.
Let’s start with the principle that we all want safe drinking water.
No one wants a repeat of the Havelock North debacle. Whole populations coming down with illness is totally unacceptable in the 21st century. In a Radio NZ interview on the Havelock North issue a few months ago, Water NZ president Brent Manning stated that he believed every municipal water supply should be chlorinated. That was the wrong response.
If the question is “How do we ensure safe drinking water?”, the answer is certainly not “add chemicals”.
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