Living without water
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3 October 2013
 
Whanganui medical officer of health Dr Patrick O’Connor has released a practical instruction sheet for Raetihi residents and anybody who has limited access to clean water in Raetihi.
 
Horizons Regional Council, the Department of Conservation and Ruapehu District Council announced today a diesel spill from a tank at Turoa ski field was responsible for the contamination.
 
Dr O’Connor is liaising with the Raetihi community to ensure those most vulnerable receive clean water.
 
“We don’t know how long this situation will last for,” Dr O’Connor says. “DOC and the two councils are releasing regular updates.”

Click here for the 'Living without water' information sheet