Story: Public health

Sanitation: water testing (2nd of 2)

Sanitation: water testing

Treatment and monitoring of public water supplies is an important public health function carried out by local government. Wellington Regional Council officers Fiona Lemmon (left) and Helen Sillers collect water samples from a bore in Lower Hutt in 1991 after a dead seagull was found in the pumping station tank.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1991/0038
Photograph by Ray Pigney

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Public health - Environmental health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Jul 2019 with assistance from Richard Edwards