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#wateronlyschools

This competition has now closed - you can now watch the amazing winner from Shelly Road School, and just remember, we are only an email away from answering your questions on water purification, drinking fountains and more....   You will all excuse me for writing this from my perspective: I have worked with Grant for only a very short time, but during this time I have seen his passion for the water business - because he truly believes in it. Water, as we all know, is essential to our health and well being.  My daughter attends our local primary school. It's not a high nor particularly low decile school but has a lovely mix of kids from all walks of life....

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Your Water

There was an interesting article published in the Herald this weekend highlighting issues that Auckland has been experiencing regarding supply and water quality. It has certainly stirred up some healthy discussions. We've had a bit of a read of this already - so we are just putting it out there if you have any questions regarding your water, quality, safety, taste - anything - just shoot us an email or give us a call so we can talk about it. No question too big or too small.  Water = liquid for life.

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A little safety message

We read a disturbing article in the Herald Online today, all about the dangers lurking in your bathwater. They were specifically referencing 'rubber duckies' or bath toys. Those of us with kids will know that there is no such thing as bath time without the favourite plastic playmates. I found it particularly interesting reading. Think of it this way: UV filtered water will fix any issues with the main supply - but as the temperature of the water increases, it will give bacteria the chance to multiply exponentially. It's just like the temperature changes that ruin the shell fish up north and close the season down. Liquid for life, everyone.

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Grant's story

  My interest started in water when I started working at the Wellington Regional Water Board in 1978. In this role I worked on the major water feed into Wellington from the Hutt River and Wainuiomata and Orongorongo Rivers. Karori reservoir was the main feed into Wellington city back in those days. Whilst working at the Karori reservoir (now the NZ famous Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary park) I had occasion to work in the treatment plant itself, an eye opening experience for me, being witness to raw chlorine burning holes in the concrete floors there. It was shocking. When asking the engineers about chlorine being harmful to the public was met with the following replies: “it becomes diluted so by the time it reaches the households the...

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