Chinese water bottler faces Christchurch opposition

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Section
Christchurch,
Publish Date
Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:05PM
Photo / Getty Images
Photo / Getty Images

There could be a new path forward in the battle to stop a Chinese water-bottling company in Christchurch.

Environment Canterbury has granted Cloud Ocean consent to take water from a deeper bore in its existing allocation, which could threaten the city's drinking water.

In a presentation to Christchurch City Council today, Aotearoa Water Action's Peter Richardson suggested they take the fight to the Ministry for the Environment.

He says Council should apply for a special water conservation order because of its importance to the community.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel says they will definitely investigate this new option.

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