New Zealand Health Ministry Will Improve Water Quality

December 8, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

At least, they just officially have announced their plans to make things right and take some measures about the quality of water we drink.

On the 6 of December, Ministry of Health officials has discussed Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry Stage 2 findings. The report suggested that there is a real problem with the drinking water, and recommended to take measures.
Doctor Stewart Jessamine, current director of the Public Health, believes that Ministry has already taken Stage 2 papers very seriously and is working on the problem-solving.
According to Jessamine, this report shows the gap in a system. Water that people drink must be healthier and with a good quality. He says that their official response to the problem will be announced early in the next year. The whole Ministry is going to work and find the way to make the life of New Zealanders safer.
The first report on the quality of drinking water, so-called Stage 1, was made in August this year. Jessamine says that after they received the first numbers, Ministry becomes to act. They brought several changes to the policy towards drinking water, following recommendations in the research.
Still, according to the Doctor, while almost all territory of the country has no problem with the quality of water, there must be made many changes.
Actions Ministry has decided to do:
– Hiring an expert who will be checking the changes in quality of drinking water, after all recommendations will be performed.
– All water assessors in the country were notified of the problem and asked to reinforce statutory responsibilities they have.
– Engage New Zealand International Accreditation to check how laboratory testing is working.
– Continue their researching of Protozoa influence on the water.
– Reviewing and possibly rising existing standards for drinking water.

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