New $2.1 million Waverley Water Treatment Plant
The taps were turned on and water started flowing through Waverley’s new $2.1 million Water Treatment Plant last week.
South Taranaki District Mayor, Phil Nixon says he was extremely pleased to see the plant completed and operational as Waverley had been experiencing some issues with the town water supply.
“The Council has been working to address this and has built a new $2.1 million water treatment plant for the town. The new Waverley Plant will help ensure the town has safe drinking water that fully meets the Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand.
Fiona Aitken, South Taranaki District Council (STDC) group manager of community and infrastructure services, says the new water treatment plant uses several processes to remove both organic and inorganic matter (like iron and manganese compounds) and bacteria from the water, including using ultraviolet light to kill protozoa and any residual bugs. Chlorination and fluoridation are also part of the treatment process.
Taranaki DHB’s medical officer of health, Dr Jonathan Jarman, congratulates the Council on the completion of Waverley’s new water treatment plant.
Dr Jarman says safe drinking water is something that we all take for granted.
“Problems with drinking water supplies can be very disruptive and in a worst case scenario can cause a lot of illness very quickly. It is really good to see the investment that the South Taranaki District Council has made to protect the health of people in Waverley.”