Farm­ers against chlo­ri­na­tion

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Grant Nel­son (July 28) states: ’’Al­ready farm­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives are say­ing that Christchurch wa­ter should be chlo­ri­nated’’. I do not know who those ‘‘farm­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives’’ are that Mr Nel­son refers to but I can as­sure the pub­lic of Christchurch that Fed­er­ated Farm­ers of New Zea­land Inc is not sug­gest­ing or sup­port­ing the chlo­ri­na­tion of Christchurch’s wa­ter sup­ply.

Christchurch has a wa­ter sup­ply the envy of the world. The Can­ter­bury Nat­u­ral Re­sources Re­gional Plan had a Christchurch Ground­wa­ter Pro­tec­tion Zone in place west of the city for many years, and its suc­ces­sor, the Can­ter­bury Land and Wa­ter Re­gional Plan, has in­tro­duced strin­gent rules to man­age ni­trate leach­ing in both the Sel­wyn and Waimakariri zones. Lynda Murchi­son Pro­vin­cial Pres­i­dent, North Can­ter­bury Fed­er­ated Farm­ers

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