11 Apr 2019

Independent drinking water regulator urged for NZ

From Morning Report, 8:48 am on 11 April 2019

A second bacterial infection in Martinborough's water supply in as many months has sparked a call for the government to quickly set up an independent drinking water regulator. On Tuesday night the South Wairarapa District Council issued a boil water notice for Martinborough after ecoli was detected during routine sampling of its water supply. It comes after a similar alert in February shortly before one of the district's most popular events, the Martinborough Fair. Ann Marie May reports.