MEDIA RELEASE: Greytown township getting ultra violet (UV) water treatment

7 December 2019

South Wairarapa Mayor Alex Beijen is pleased with progress toward installing UV treatment for the Greytown township.

Ultraviolet light inactivates microbes in water and will provide an extra protection barrier for safe drinking water supply.

Mayor Beijen said that it’s a priority to ensure safe drinking water for the community and installing a temporary UV plant at Memorial Park is the right thing to do.

“The temporary UV treatment container is being installed in the Memorial Park carpark, near the existing water treatment plant. Council has committed to a multi-barrier approach for our water quality and this is an important step in achieving that.”

“In the New Year we will begin a planning process towards putting in a permanent UV treatment solution at Memorial Park,” Mayor Beijen said.

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South Wairarapa District Council