2 Nov 2015

Richmond water quality at national standard

3:11 pm on 2 November 2015

Drinking water in Richmond, near Nelson, now complies with national standards following the opening of a $10m treatment plant.

It is the Tasman District Council's largest capital project since the local authority was created under reforms in 1989.

The council's engineering services manager, Peter Thomson, says the plant was built to supply growing demand and uses an ultra-violet treatment process that means the town's water no longer needs to be chlorinated.