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Drinking water

A safe and adequate supply of drinking water is an essential requirement for health. Many small communities do not have access to safe drinking water and small suppliers often require financial assistance and guidance. For this reason, we promote the availability of adequate supplies of safe drinking water to all communities. This is done in a number of ways:

  • Administering the requirements of the Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Act 2007
  • Assessing water supplies compliance with the Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand
  • Assessing water supplies and assigning a ‘Public Health Grade’
  • Assessing water supplier’s ‘public health risk management plans’
  • Conducting an annual review of the microbiological water quality in the region
  • Helping small water supplies via the ‘Drinking Water Assistance Programme’

DHB community water fluoridation position statements

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