New ultraviolet technology for Hanmer’s drinking water
Drinking water safety standards in the Hurunui District are keeping up with the latest technology.
Hurunui District Council has recently installed a new ultraviolet disinfection unit at the Hanmer Springs water treatment plant.
Before the water reaches the household taps, it is exposed to UV light at a specified wavelength, which kills bacteria and protozoa, (such as giardia and cryptosporidium).
Dan Harris, Chief Operations Officer, said this new unit meets the Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand.
“The UV intensity is continuously monitored and alarmed, providing assurance that water being supplied to the Hanmer Springs community is safe.”