Safe drinking water is water with microbial, chemical and physical characteristics that meet national standards on drinking water quality. Safe drinking water is a fundamental requirement to good public health, as it protects people from exposure to diseases and other contaminants.
Public Health South have IANZ accredited Drinking Water Assessors who assess the quality of drinking water supplies throughout the district.
Staff do this by:
Assessing water suppliers Water Safety Plans
Assisting small water supplies via a Drinking Water Assistance Programme
For more information contact your nearest Drinking Water Assessor.