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Napier Courier - 2021-11-24

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What's up with Napier's water?

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Water is our number one priority. We are working on a range of water projects to help Napier's drinking water, stormwater and wastewater networks. Below are some of the projects we are currently working on. Want to know more? Visit napier.govt.nz keyword search #water LOW MANGANESE BORES Work is well underway at Awatoto on new bores. These will eventually supply Napier with a quarter of its supply. The water pumped from these bores is low in manganese, which means it doesn't react with chlorine to turn water murky. The bores are an essential part of our programme to ensure clean, safe and sustainable water for Napier. DEDICATED WATER TAKE A dedicated water take station is being opened in Thames St, Napier. This is for registered contractors who need to take a large volume of water from the network. It is a specially designed station that allows users to draw water without any risk of contaminating the main water supply. It will be accessed using a swipe card system. Companies requiring access will need to apply for a card from Council. Details and an application form are available on our website napier.govt.nz keyword search #documentsandforms. WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT Additional funding has been confirmed to ensure containment cells can be built at the wastewater treatment plant. These will only be used a couple of times a year, during big weather events, where stormwater dilutes wastewater and needs to be stored temporarily before entering the treatment system.

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