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Public meeting to debate chlorination

Wednesday October 02, 2019 Written by Published in Health

The Koutu Nui is hosting a community meeting tonight for those who want to discuss the treatment of Rarotonga's water supply, 6.30pm in the Calvary Hall in Puaikura.


First up are short presentations from landowners of water intake areas, followed by presentations about alternatives to chemical treatment.

All who attend are encouraged to participate in a discussion. 

“This is a great opportunity for some open debate; safe clean water is important to all of us,” Anna Rasmussen wrote in an invitation to media and officials.

The Koutu Nui have for months been voicing support for Te Vai Ora, a community group formed to challenge and initiate conversations about the government’s plan to chlorinate the water supply.

“Filtering the water or using a UV treatment would be better than chlorination,” Koutu Nui President Paul Allsworth told Cook Islands News earlier this year.