New Zealand Reports Feature Water Issues

Thanks to our colleagues at AWWA, the following links provide some insight into the water demands being made in the aftermath of the New Zealand earthquake.  States and drinking water utilities alike should view this as a cautionary tale…it’s not difficult to envision similar scenarios in the US.  We should all consider our own preparations, fill any identified gaps, and enhance our resilience.  The four newslinks appear below:

The lack of fresh water has prompted serious health concerns, amid reports raw sewage has seeped into cracked pipes and into the city’s water supply:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/christchurch-could-be-without-running-water-for-months-amid-sewerage-fears/story-fn7ytpji-1226011246232

Civil Defence says food and fuel supplies are reaching Christchurch, but water is still the main worry following Tuesday’s earthquake: http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/water-worries-chch-food-and-fuel-supply-working/5/83302

Christchurch Earthquake: Not enough water to meet demand:

http://www.hawkesbaytoday.co.nz/local/news/christchurch-earthquake-not-enough-water-to-meet-d/3941621/

Water Tanker Timetable for Deliveries:

http://canterburyearthquake.org.nz/2011/02/24/water-tanker-timetable-for-deliveries-for-friday-25-feb-2011/

 

 

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