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Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the Government’s announcement that it is making changes to its three waters reforms fails to address one of the key funding concerns raised by local authorities.
An Otago University study aided by Christchurch City Council has revealed low levels of asbestos in Christchurch’s water supply, but there are no immediate concerns for public health.
Christchurch City Council will tell the Ministry of Health that ensuring the safety of its water supply network is its priority and it has no funding for fluoridation.
Adding fluoride to Christchurch’s drinking water supply would be complex and costly, with initial estimates putting the capital outlay required at more than $60 million.
Christchurch City Council has agreed to add its signature to a partnership of councils opposing the Government’s mandated approach to three waters reform.
New legislation means Christchurch City Council will be able to apply for an exemption from water chlorination from March next year.
The Government’s decision to push ahead with a ‘flawed’ model for the delivery of three waters is extremely disappointing and robs communities of a voice, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has written to Minister Nanaia Mahuta following the Council’s unanimous rejection of the Government’s proposed delivery model for three waters.
Christchurch City Council has unanimously rejected the Government’s proposed approach to three waters reform, saying the case doesn’t stack up for Christchurch.