Thanks to everyone who visited our stand at the East Coast Farming Expo this week. We had a great time meeting people and it was awesome to see the interest in Water Testing Hawke's Bay and the services we provide to enable people to know what's in their water.
The winner of the Turn Water into Wine competition was Cameron Bishop from Matamata. Twelve bottles of Hawke's Bay wine will be winging their way to Cameron next week. The consolation prize of six bottles of Hawke's Bay wine goes to Tom Addis from Wairoa.
Cameron and Tom were the only entrants to correctly identify the source of each container of water. Congratulations to both of you.
Well done to all entrants. It was a challenging competition and we were impressed at the level of thought that went into each entry.
As promised here are the correct answers:
Container A Wairoa River
Container B Town Supply
Container C Whakaki Lagoon
Container D Domestic Water Tank
Container E Farm Dam
Container F Sea Water from Mahia Beach
Container G Farm Bore
Water Testing Hawke’s Bay General Manager, Cynthia Bowers, attended last week’s public meeting in Waipawa to discuss water issues in Central Hawke’s Bay.
“We have a key role to play in supporting the monitoring and testing regime of Councils and private clients and our attendance at meetings such as this ensures that we are well informed and abreast of issues. This enables us to respond promptly when our clients need our help.” Ms Bowers said.
Water Testing Hawke’s Bay welcomes the changes to Drinking Water Standards announced recently by the Minister of Health and to take effect from 1 March 2019.
Our laboratory currently reports enumerated results to our local government and private clients, that is we provide a count of total coliforms and a count of the number of E.coli bacteria in samples. Enumerated results will be mandatory from 1 March 2019. We are one of only two laboratories in the Hastings / Napier area to be accredited by IANZ (International Accreditation New Zealand) to perform these tests.
Our team looks forward to participating in the wider review of Drinking Water Standards to be consulted in mid-2019.
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