Pure water – yeah right!

Thursday May 15, 2014 Published in Letters to the Editor
One of Rarotonga's water intakes, which are to be upgraded as part of Te Mato Vai. 13061112 One of Rarotonga's water intakes, which are to be upgraded as part of Te Mato Vai. 13061112

Dear Editor, If Raro’s mountain water is so pure and clean as your letter writer yesterday suggested, then why are there filter stations all around the island – and lots of people filling up those big blue bottles?

The simple fact is that the minimal treatment of the current water supply and the proposed system for the new Te Mato Vai scheme does not get rid of the bugs that make you sick – only chlorination or ultra violet light will do that.

It seems the critics of proper water treatment have their blinkers on — just like those who don’t want to pay for water because it has always been “free”!

Get real

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1 comment

  • Comment Link Pam Thursday, 19 June 2014 19:17 posted by Pam

    Water treatment using chlorination, ugh! just google the side effects of chlorination and particularly toxic sodium fluoride. You people that advocate it should do your research.
    UV electric light is the way to go, its 100% effective and doesn't poison people and contaminate the environment.
    Really looking forward to my holiday there now I know water is clean of chemicals. GSE and oregano capsules will take care of any potential problems that could arise.

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