214 signatures for petition
A petition to the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) to keep chlorine out of the Luggate water supply has seen 210 signatures against, one signature for it and three undecided.
Concerned Luggate resident Cec Anderson, pictured with the signed petition, coordinated the petition signing.
“We called into every single occupied house and holiday home to get signatures. The majority of Luggate Village is now mainly permanent residents and holiday homes and being ANZAC weekend the good majority of holiday homes were occupied.”
Cec said the petition shows the overwhelming majority of people don’t want blanket chlorination.
“If and when our water no longer meets the government standards then why can’t the QLDC look at alternative measures? Surely we have the right to choose to chlorinate or not. Do we not live in a democracy?” Cec said.
The petition has been delivered to the QLDC as a submission under the Annual Plan 2017-2018 review.