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

 

Launch of new non-fluoridated water outlet

Fluoride Free Hamilton
29 September 2016

PRESS RELEASE


Fluoride Free Hamilton supporters were pleased to see the launching of a brand new, custom-made non-fluoridated water outlet at Claudelands today, provided by Hamilton City Council. It has been keenly anticipated and will finally enable many local people to access a free alternative water supply to meet their family’s needs. Pat McNair, spokesperson for FFH said, “We are very pleased that Hamilton City Council has finally co-operated with us on this.”

”Of course, what Hamilton’s residents really need is non-fluoridated water coming out of their own taps at home, but in the meantime, the two public non-fluoridated outlets that are now available (at both Claudelands and the Taitua Arboretum), are better than nothing. In the circumstances, we feel it is the very least the Council could do for us.”

Fluoride Free Hamilton considers that each outlet has both advantages and disadvantages, which provides the public with choices to suit their individual needs.

The Claudelands outlet, which is at a handy, central location, uses a Reverse Osmosis filter to treat the public water supply. This takes everything out, including fluoride, chlorine, minerals and trace elements. Chlorine is then added back in to kill any disease-causing bacteria. Pat adds, “We have been advised that a good mineral supplement (e.g. Himalayan or Celtic Sea Salt etc) should replace the minerals lost in the filtration process.”

This outlet has two taps at different heights as well as a drinking fountain. The lower tap has a hose connection suitable for connecting ordinary flexible garden hoses for easy filling of large containers that are too heavy to lift.



The Taitua Arboretum outlet, which is 5 kms out of town, past the Dinsdale shopping centre (take SH23 - the road to Raglan - and turn left into Howden Rd), uses natural bore water and has no chlorine added – using a UV light filter instead, to disinfect the water. There is a single tap supplied at this site.

Fluoride Free Hamilton encourages all Hamilton residents to make good use of the new tap facility at Claudelands, which is conveniently placed near the new venue for Hamilton’s Sunday Farmer’s Market. To find the tap, use Gate 2 off Heaphy Terrace, which leads to the historic Grandstand building. There is plenty of parking and the tap is in the carpark just by the children’s playground and the public toilets.

If the popularity of the existing Taitua water outlet is anything to go by, then Fluoride Free Hamilton predicts there will be a steady stream of enthusiastic “pure water” users queuing up at Claudelands on a daily basis from today onwards.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Mosque Shooting Response: Ban On Military Style Semi-Automatics And Assault Rifles

Military style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned in New Zealand under stronger new gun laws announced today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says... Related parts used to convert these guns into MSSAs are also being banned, along with all high-capacity magazines.

“An amnesty will be put in place for weapons to be handed in, and Cabinet has directed officials to develop a buyback scheme...All semi-automatic weapons used during the terrorist attack on Friday 15 March will be banned." More>>

RNZ Report: No Mention Of Right-Wing Threat In 10 Years Of GCSB/SIS Docs
There is not one specific mention of the threat posed by white supremacists or right-wing nationalism in 10 years of public documents from the Security Intelligence Service or the GCSB. More>>

Two Minute Silence Friday: Auckland Mosques Opening Their Doors To All
Mosques in the four corners of Auckland will open their doors on Friday night for people of all faiths to gather in remembrance of the 50 lives lost in the Christchurch shootings. More>>

SCOOP COVERAGE: CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK
For the Latest: Scoop Search - Christchurch
 

Gordon Campbell: On The School Climate Strike

Locally, the school strike has won a ton of support for bringing climate change to the fore. Yet the strikers don't want mere expressions of support. They want action. More>>

ALSO:

"Grabbed And Struck In The Face": Greens Co-Leader Attacked While Walking To Work

Green Party co-leader James Shaw was the victim of an unprovoked attack when he was walking to work in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

████████ ████ ███: Latest OIA Statistics Released

The latest statistics cover 110 agencies that collectively completed 18,106 official information requests between July and December 2018, a 16.4% increase on the 15,551 requests for the previous six months. More>>

ALSO:

'Hit And Run' Inquiry: New Legal Action Over Secrecy

The lawyer representing the Afghan villagers in the inquiry into Operation Burnham has launched legal proceedings calling for a judicial review in the investigation. More>>

ALSO:

From Hydro Plan To...: Mokihinui River Land To Join Kahurangi National Park

A total of 64,400 hectares of conservation land in the Mokihinui River catchment on the West Coast north of Westport, including 15 km of riverbed, is being added to Kahurangi National Park. “Adding this area, roughly half the size of Auckland City, to Kahurangi is the largest addition of land to an existing national park in New Zealand’s history,” Eugenie Sage said. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels