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Hastings has its first purpose built, non-fluoridated drinking fountain/bottle filling station. The facility has been installed at the Eastbourne St bore at the intersection of Warren and Eastbourne Streets.

Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule says “A referendum in October 2013 resulted in 63 per cent of those who took part, voting to keep fluoride in the Hastings District's urban water supply, including Havelock North and Flaxmere. However, a group of residents remained committed to the establishment of a non-fluoridated water supply in Hastings, and at a Council meeting in May 2014, it was agreed that an outlet should be made available in the city.”

Lawrence Yule says “The pipe work is installed in such a way that water for the non-fluoridated supply is drawn from the natural aquifer, rather than the network pressure side, which contains fluoridated water. The supply will comply with the Drinking Water Standards for NZ as the groundwater source is deemed secure and requires no further treatment.”

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Hastings District Council supports the reorganisation of Local Government in Hawke’s Bay. We believe a single council will enable the region to seize the opportunity provided by scale and cohesion. 

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