Water Forum Update
Update: March 2019
26 August 2019 | Annabelle
E.coli outbreaks, lake snow, algae blooms, flooding, pollution, water restrictions and the quality of our drinking water – 2018 was a summer of water concerns in our district. This continues in 2019 with E.coli report twice in Queenstown Bay by January.
Shaping our Future has two teams of dedicated volunteers working in Queenstown and the Upper Clutha understanding, expanding and drafting a community driven freshwater report, based on the information we gathered from over 200 of you at our freshwater forum in 2018.
Its a complex task, there are a large number of different elements impacting our our waterways. What is clear and coming through is that our freshwater is important to our community and we need to understand what is happening, where, the impacts and the need for a co-ordinated, comprehensive plan with bold strategic leadership to ensure our water is available, safe and healthy for future generations.
Now is the time to pull together as a community and direct the future of freshwater for our district.