Wednesday, March 22, 2006

More govamint scare-mongering

Another from the 'Yeah, right! ' file:

NZers drinking water not up to standard
22 March 2006

More than a million New Zealanders are drinking water which is either not up to standard or not being monitored properly, according to a Ministry of Health review released yesterday....


Yet another example of overregulation and the nanny state obsession with compliance . I't not at all that our water is bad- just that it is too hard/expensive to comply with the letter of the law.

I can't say I have heard of mass burials of typhus victims. Thousands layed low by the filth we consume. Outbreaks of Cholera, stock poisonings, blah, blah, blah...

I lived on tank water for years as a kid- water gathered from the roof of the house for you urbanites! A large part of NZ did and we were none the worse for it. We sure learned not to waste it.

Bitch about our water- you will soon find yourself paying a lot more for it. I'm sure testing in an accredited lab will cost more that the actual water treatment...


Anonymous said...

We also have lived on tank water for years, only recently have we bothered filtering it. Raised two healthy kids with no signs of typhus.
Town water is horrendous, the smell of chlorine is overwhelming. I'd be more concerned drinking that on a regular basis than what falls out of the sky.

Anonymous said...

Which is the greater concern to the bureacrats, that the water is substandard or that it is not being monitored properly?