Safe Drinking Water
This information is for safe drinking water - Not connected to Council water reticulation.
To safeguard public health, a drinking water supply system needs protection from contamination. Typically, this requires a treatment process to remove contaminants such as impurities and harmful bugs that can cause infectious disease.
Domestic and commercial activities such as food preparation, personal hygiene and laundering depend on a safe water supply at all times.
Property owners unable to connect to our Council water supply are legally obliged to ensure supply water that is safe, adequate and convenient (Ref. Health Act 1956, Section 29 (p) and Section 39 (1a)).
Household water supplies
Detailed information about the supply of safe drinking-water to households other than those connected to town water supplies. Includes water sources, water systems, water testing and water treatment and disinfection. See the Health Ed website for more information.
Water collection tanks and safe household water
Information on how to keep tank water safe from contamination, including the use of water filters. See the Health Ed website for more information.
Secure bores and wells for safe household water
Information for people whose household water supply comes from a bore or well. Includes information on contamination and testing. See the Health Ed website for more information.
Safe drinking water
Advice from the regional Toi Te Ora Public Health Service. It is responsible for auditing the performance and management of all our public water supplies in the Ōpōtiki District. See the Toi Te Ora Public Health page for more information.
Laboratories recognised by the Ministry of Health. See the Ministry of Health page for more information.