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

 

Temuka Water Update 5 13/12/17 1800

Temuka Water Update 5 13/12/17 1800

Timaru District Council is continuing to work to clear Temuka water supplies, and will be installing a temporary filtration plant for the whole town?s supply before Christmas.

They are also reiterating that the water in Temuka is safe to drink and use normally.

The first two days testing results have shown a decline in the amount of asbestos in the water, we?re now awaiting Friday?s results to confirm that trend.

Asbestos is considered safe in water, so there is no international level. The American EPA considers a high level for long term exposure to be 7 million fibres per litre. Preliminary results from samples from Temuka so far have all tested under the 500,000 fibres per litre mark.

Ashley Harper, Group Manager Infrastructure, said that they?re currently finalising the necessary testing on the filtration equipment to identify the correct filter size, so that the plant can handle the flow rates require to service a town the size of Temuka.

?This option will remove most of the materials from the water in the short term to enable us to work on a long term solution to the issue.

?However a filter of this type does have an impact on water flow rates, so we need the community to support us by stopping all outdoor water usage.

?Early provisional results from our testing of the water seems to showing a decline in the amount in the system, we?re hoping this continues, but we?re going to go ahead with the filtering plant in the interim while we continue work on a long term solution.?

With the installation of the filter plant, Temuka will be put straight onto Level 5 water restrictions, this means a total hosing ban - no hose or sprinkler system may be used. You may carry water using a bucket, watering can or similar. Commercial users are also required to achieve water savings.

A self-serve supply of water will continue to be made available during Library and Service Centre opening hours to those who wish to use it. It is at the Temuka Library and Service Centre car park.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The West’s Role In Arming Khashoggi’s Killers

The cliché about one death being a tragedy and a million deaths only a statistic has been demonstrated in spades by the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Of all the crimes committed over the past decade by the Saudi regime, it has been this revenge killing ordered by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that has finally brought universal condemnation. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

MP Reportedly In Mental Health Care: Speaker Of The House Seeks Advice

After unleashing a volley of damaging allegations against his former leader, National's Simon Bridges, and his party, Jami-Lee Ross was reportedly taken into mental health care over the weekend. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Jami-Lee Ross (And The New Hobbit Law)

Clearly, Jami-Lee Ross is not waging a normal form of political warfare, with agreed rules of combat and rational cost/benefit calculations.

This is politics-as-terrorism where everything is being sacrificed by the man in the bomb vest in order to remove Simon Bridges as the leader of the National Party. More>>

ALSO:

Film Industry Working Group:

Three Killed: DOC Supporting Family, Colleagues After Helicopter Crash

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is rallying around family and colleagues of the staff who died in a helicopter crash this morning in Wanaka... The helicopter, with two DOC staff on board, was on its way to undertake tahr control in the Haast area when it crashed. More>>

ALSO:

Political Donations: Greens Call For Tighter Anonymity Rules And Public Funding

“It is clear that those vested interests have a tangible influence on the decision making of political parties. This is a threat to democracy and should change.” More>>

ALSO:

Education Amendment Bill Passes: Urgency Sought For Partnership School Treaty Claim

The claim takes issue with the acts and omissions of the Crown in respect of the closure of Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua. More>>

ALSO:

Salvation Army Paper: Call For Public Housing Investment

To meet these future demands the report suggests the government needs to look beyond the private rental market and begin to invest heavily into home-ownership programmes and more public and social housing. More>>

ALSO:

Cull: Himalayan Tahr Control Operation Proceeding

“The target of controlling 10,000 Himalayan tahr over the next eight months remains. The revised plan provides for a staged control operation with increased reporting to the Tahr Liaison Group...” More>>

ALSO:

Health: Petitions To Fund Breast Cancer Drugs

Women marching to Parliament today, to present two petitions calling for Government funding of vital medicines, have 100% support from a coalition representing than 30 breast cancer organisations. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels