Drinking Water Compliance
In 2016 a major problem with the quality of water supplied to households in Havelock North has resulted in a major rethink on water quality compliance for all of New Zealand. While there have been range of recommendations from the Inquiry into the incident there has been no change to the legislation or the Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand. However one thing that is being enforced is the requirement for Laboratories to report non-compliant drinking water test results to the local District Health Board. The requirement comes from section 69ZZ of the Health Act 1965. Aqualab is now reporting non-compliant results to the appropriate District Health Board.

On our website homepage there is a link to the MOH drinking water website where further information on the Havelock North Inquiry can be found.