Pouring water into glass

Council candidate for the Paekakariki-Raumati Ward, Guy Burns, is seeking assurances from Kapiti Coast District Council whether the three sources of town supply water are safe.

“Kapiti has been blessed with a good quality water supply, but in light of the Havelock North situation, the public needs to have confidence that our water supply and reticulation are of the highest standards,” Mr Burns said today.

“Our water is both bore and river fed and because we have different systems serving our different communities, we need to be vigilant. Because of the water problems in Havelock North, it’s reasonable to ask whether KCDC needs to introduce extra measures to provide that assurance.

“I have today written to the Chief Executive to ask what extra steps are being taken to make sure our district’s water is kept safe.”