19 Mar 2021

Napier's brown water problem may take 20 years, $300m to fix

From Checkpoint, 5:42 pm on 19 March 2021

Fixing Napier's brown water problem could take two decades and almost $300 million, a new report has revealed.

Since chlorine was added to the water four years ago, residents have complained of brown, stinky water gushing from the taps.

The mayor campaigned on getting rid of it, but it's now clear there's no quick fix.

Our Hawke's Bay reporter Tom Kitchin has more.