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Hinuera Water Supply

Hinuera: Your water is safe to drink!

Your water comes from here:

Te Poi Site.

Amount of water: MPDC take up to 120m3 per day or 120,000 liters from the two bores.

Population: As at Feb 2019 MPDC supplied water to 35 properties from two bores.

Number of samples taken: 93 compliance related samples for bacterial compliance

(7 more samples than the Drinking Water Standards NZ requires) – no E.coli detected in the samples.


 What we achieved:

  • Part 4 of the DWSNZ (treatment plant)
  • Part 4 of the DWSNZ (distribution zone)
  • Part 8 of the DWSNZ (chemical compliance)
  • Part 9 of the DWSNZ (radiological compliance)

What we didn't achieve:

  •  Part 5 of the DWSNZ (protozoa compliance, in process only)

Why we didn't achieve compliance:

  • Missing some data from our online instruments
  • The UV strength being below the required level
        in some of the samples obtained.
  • The required amount of UV manual samples not obtained during some weeks

How we're addressing it:

  •  We are upgrading our communication network between instruments at the treatment plant and our IT systems so that data cannot go missing.
  • Improving internal processes to ensure the required number of UV manual samples are taken.