NZ: Marlborough wineries slammed over waste water
Wine producers in New Zealand's Marlborough region have been told to clean up their act after a third of wineries were reportedly found to have breached local rules on waste water.
According to local press reports last weekend, 13 of 43 wineries failed a waste water survey carried out by Marlborough District Council.
Local authorities have issued six infringement notices in what was said to be the most damning report in five years. Resource management compliance officer Joanne Smart told local reporters that some of the wineries were aware of the problems but had not taken action to fix them until asked to by the council.
Water shortages, leaking mains and drought orders have focused attention in recent months on both domestic and business water usage – and more importantly wastage. Kate Gallagher of the government-bac...
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