Snells water concern
Posted at 10:00am Thursday 08 Apr, 2021
Snells Beach's water treatment plant would fall foul of new rules outlined in a proposed Water Services Bill.
Watercare has confirmed that the bore water supplied to Snells Beach and Algies Bay has a a typical pH of between 8.3 and 8.4.
Draft rules prepared by incoming regulator Taumata Arowai state that larger water supplies must have a pH of below 8.0.
Chlorine, used to kill germs and parasites in drinking water, is less effective at higher pH levels.