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Coun­cil is up­grad­ing the Rau­mati Marine Gar­dens splash pad fil­tra­tion sys­tem to get it ready for the busy sum­mer pe­riod ahead. “We’re adding a new fil­tra­tion sys­tem, which uses UV (ul­travi­o­let) light to sani­tise and im­prove the qual­ity of the wa­ter,” parks and recre­ation man­ager Ali­son Law said. “UV has proven very ef­fec­tive at re­duc­ing ill­ness in pub­lic aquatic fa­cil­i­ties, like pools and splash pads. We’ll be us­ing it in com­bi­na­tion with chlo­rine treat­ment.”

She said the splash pad will open in mid-Oc­to­ber, af­ter the new fil­tra­tion sys­tem has been fit­ted and tested, and the other rou­tine health and safety checks on the fa­cil­ity are com­plete. “Re­mem­ber that no type of san­i­ta­tion sys­tem is 100 per­cent ef­fec­tive, so we ask you to please post­pone your visit to the pad by at least two weeks if your child has any symp­toms of gas­tro flu. Marine Gar­dens at­tracts thou­sands of visi­tors over the sum­mer months, and we all need to do our bit to re­duce the spread of ill­ness and keep the splash pad fun and safe for ev­ery­one.”

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