A site in Meeanee has the potential to become a new main water source for Napier and ease the city’s dirty water issues. Hawke’s Bay company Honnor Drilling, contracted by Napier City Council, started drilling an exploratory bore.
Dirty water issues have been linked to water with high manganese levels, which oxidises when combined with chlorine. Napier’s two key bores, which feed much of the city’s water supply, have high manganese levels.
Analysis of the water from the first exploratory bore in Meeanee has shown this water contains undesirable levels of manganese, unlike the initial tests indicated, so we will not be drilling a main bore at this location as a replacement for any existing bore.
The current bore will be completed and developed as a monitoring bore for the area.
This project has been superseded by the Low Manganese Water Source project.
This project is now complete
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