Farmers against chlorination
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