Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

No to stinky, bad tasting water

February 12, 2014

No to stinky, bad tasting water

The recent case of smelly and bad tasting water in West Auckland highlights the need for households to protect themselves from poor quality water.

“People don’t need to put up with stinky, foul tasting water,” says Bruce Gordon, the CEO of West Auckland-based company HRV who is a leader in whole home water filtration.

“Residents and households need to have their own protection in place at home to filter their own water.”

This week many West Auckland residents complained of smelly and “earthy” tasting water as a result of algal bloom developing in a water storage dam in the Waitakere ranges.

Gordon, who over the last year has also challenged the Government to establish higher water filtration standards, says rather than relying on council to monitor water quality levels there are water filtration options that households can use to ensure their water is healthy and safe.

Late last year residents in the central North Island town of Raetihi found not even boiling water was enough to make it safe to drink when a large quantity of diesel leaked into the town’s water supply.

The HRV Water system uses a four stage filtering process and provides filtration to all household taps which means the water you drink and bathe in is free from contaminants. It includes a granular activated carbon (GAC) filter which is the most effective means of removing taste and odour from water such as that caused by algal bloom.

The system also filters out other water born nasties which, according to the Ministry of Health’s annual report on drinking-water quality from last year, can include chemicals and bacteria such as E. Coli and traces of faeces.

“We don't usually stop and think about the quality of the water we use every day but we really should.

“And I'm sure water providers are doing their best to rid polluted supplies of the various high risk contaminants. But they often lack the funds to properly filter out the chemicals and impurities in the treatment process which can then create health issues.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Crowdsale And Crowdfunding Campaign: Help Create The Future Of Independent News

Two weeks to go! The Scoop 3.0 plan aims to create NZ’s first community-owned, distributed news and media intelligence ecosystem in 2019. We believe this ScoopPro media monetisation approach can be scaled and spread globally to support local and independent news efforts in regional New Zealand and around the world.

Scoop is an ecosystem, it would not exist without those who contribute to it, read it and rely on it for professional media purposes. Generous past support from this ecosystem has enabled us to come this far in developing our business model. Support our PledgeMe Campaign>>

 

14/11: Two Years’ Progress Since The Kaikoura Earthquake

Mayor John Leggett said it was a day for reflection, but also a time to recognise the work by many people to support progress towards recovery made across Marlborough since November 2016. More>>

ALSO:

Pike River: Mine Drift Re-Entry Plan To Proceed

“I’ve decided the Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau Mā Iwa - Pike River Recovery Agency, recommended course of action to enter the drift, using the existing access tunnel, is by far the safest option,” said Andrew Little. More>>

ALSO:

Appointments: New High Commissioner To Australia Announced

“Dame Annette King needs no introduction given her long running career as a parliamentarian where she has previously held a number senior Cabinet portfolios, including Justice, Police and Health. She also was Parliament’s longest serving female MP with 30 years’ service,” said Mr Peters. More>>

ALSO:

Two Years Since Kaikoura: Silvia Cartwright To Lead Inquiry Into EQC

“The inquiry will be the first of its kind under the Public Inquiries Act 2013 and will have all the powers of a Royal Commission, be independent of Government and make its report directly to the Governor-General. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Royal Commission Into Child Abuse

Obviously, it is good news that the coalition government has broadened the scope of its Royal Commission into the abuse of children, beyond its previous focus on children in state care. More>>

ALSO:

Cases Delayed: Court Staff Refuse To Handle Sentencing Papers

Dozens of court cases have reportedly been delayed, as court staff escalate industrial action at two Auckland courts by enforcing a ban on handling sentencing papers. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Primary Teachers Rolling Strikes

RNZ Report: More than 100,000 primary school students in Auckland will be home from school today as teachers and principals walk off the job for the second time this year. It's the start of a week of rolling one-day strikes around the country, after the collapse of contract negotiations last Thursday. More>>

ALSO:

"Process Was Sound": Inquiry Into Haumaha Appointment Released

The Inquiry’s purpose was to examine, identify, and report on the adequacy of the process that led to the appointment. It found the process was sound and no available relevant information was omitted. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels