By now, most people will have heard of Taumata Arowai. But what does it actually mean and how will it affect you if you are on tank water?
Taumata Arowai – what it means for you
Per year around 34,000 people across Aotearoa become ill from their drinking water. One of the recommendations after the Government enquiry into the Havelock North drinking water disaster, which resulted in up to 8,320 campylobacteriosis illnesses and at least four deaths, was to create an independent drinking water regulator that sits outside of Council and Government to keep water suppliers in check.
Taumata Arowai has been established to do just that. It is mandated to help all drinking water suppliers realise they have a duty of care to provide safe drinking water to their communities.
Want to know more about Taumata Arowai and its intention? Check out this short video →