Can it really get any worse, what century are we in?
Havelock North, the town where up to 3,000 people have been madesick from drinking water contaminated with Campylobacter, was sent a tanker of contaminated water to drink – from the local council. Presumably this is the same council that made the decision not to chlorinate the town’s water supply for the last 15 years or so?
The New Zealand town where thousands of people have been affected by gastro due to a contaminated water supply have been told to dump emergency supplies of free water supplied by the council because it has tested positive for E coli.
Last week thousands of residents of the small North Island town of Havelock North fell seriously ill after the town’s water supply was contaminated with campylobacter – suspected to be the result of animal faeces in the water.
Since the outbreak last Thursday 841 people went to local GPs with gastro symptoms and 91 to the emergency department at Hawke’s Bay district hospital. More than a dozen people remain in hospital due to the contaminated water, one in intensive care…source