21 Aug 2017

Without changes, gastro crisis will happen again - Water NZ boss

From Morning Report, 7:52 am on 21 August 2017

A new Ministry of Health report shows more than 80,000 New Zealanders are receiving publicly-supplied water that has failed bacteria standards.

Chief executive of Water New Zealand John Pfahlert explains why the Ministry of Health should be prosecuting local authorities for quality breaches.

He tells Morning Report if nothing is done to enforce standards for drinking water quality, there will be another crisis like the Havelock North water contamination in 2016.