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Cartoons - Chemist offers fix for Warkworth water

The findings of a retired chemist may give hope to Warkworth residents who are up in arms about the quality of the town's water supply.

Warkworth switched from sourcing water from the Mahurangi River to an underground aquifer in December 2018.

But soon afterwards, residents began to complain that the “harder water” containing more minerals such as sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, chloride and silica, were leaving deposits on appliances such as kettles, which was proving near impossible to remove. ... read more