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Tamatea/Parklands Controlled Water Area (CWA)

The Tamatea and Parklands suburbs have been prone to higher instances of dirty water than other areas in Napier.

These neighbourhoods have had more incidents of murky water than other areas in Napier. This is because the water source here is high in naturally occurring manganese that reacts to the chlorine in the water. To solve the problem we are closing off this area from the main Napier network and giving it its own ‘mini-network’. Tamatea/Parklands will then be supplied drinking water from the Taradale bores, which are low in manganese.

We have worked with the community in the area to monitor the water and report on its quality so we can ensure our solution is working. This is a pilot programme that will potentially be used to improve other drinking water issues in Napier.

If you have dirty water issues and live in Tamatea or Parklands? Sign up to be a water reporter.  As a water reporter, you will report changes in your water quality so that we can see the effectiveness of this project - become a water reporter.

Status:

Controlled Water Area launched

Budget:

$500,000

Estimated Timeline:

Closed from wider network May 2021

Do you have dirty water issues and live in Tamatea or Parklands? Sign up to be a water reporter!

As a water reporter, you will report changes in your water quality so that we can see the effectiveness of this project. 

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