No chlorine in your water

Saturday August 03, 2019 Written by Published in Health

No chemicals have been used on the new water project, Te Mato Vai says.

The project management unit and contractor McConnell Dowell are concerned some community members believe chemicals are currently being used for treatment of the water supply.


They issued a statement after receiving an anonymous complaint claiming Te Mato Vai is discharging chlorine into streams in Rarotonga.

“The new filtration and treatment works … will not be operating until after the new network and intake site treatment plants are fully completed,” said deputy project manager Tangianau Taoro. “In the meantime, these new works are isolated from [and] not connected to the old system. In other words, the water you are receiving from the tap now is being delivered through the same old pipes and is still untreated.”

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