Coun­cil set to cover wa­ter se­cu­rity

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

The Depart­ment of Health is fund­ing $176,000 to­wards the in­stal­la­tion of an ul­tra-vi­o­let (UV) dis­in­fec­tion unit for the wa­ter sup­ply in Pu­taruru.

The to­tal cost of the project is close to $ 300,000, with the re­main­ing $124,000 be­ing paid for out of coun­cil’s wa­ter sup­ply re­serves. South Waikato Dis­trict Coun­cil Ser­vices Man­ager An­drew Pas­coe ex­plained what the in­stal­la­tion of the unit will do.

‘‘Sur­face wa­ter sources like lakes and springs can’t achieve full se­cu­rity against con­tam­i­na­tion. So for the Blue Spring sup­ply to ad­here to the [Wa­ter qual­ity stan­dards] we have to in­stall bar­ri­ers like the UV treat­ment. Coun­cil is in the process of ob­tain­ing se­cu­rity against con­tam­i­na­tion for the bore sup­ply at Glen­shea Park so we won’t have to in­stall UV treat­ment.’’ Mr Pas­coe said.

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