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CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE - NZ DEFENCE FORCE – UPDATE 5

Water production facility
20110224_WN_S1015650_0007: Water treatment facility for Christchurch earthquake relief

Friday, 25 February 2011  

Army Engineers have established two water production facilities in Christchurch to support people effected by the earthquake.

The water points have been in operation since this morning and members of the public have begun to receive fresh water.

The NZ Army equipment in New Brighton is a reverse osmosis system that can produce potable water from saltwater sources.

The Engineer water treatment capability can be deployed at short notice and can be used in many different operational environments.

The plant can produce 2000 litres of fresh water per hour.

ENDS

Media wanting to visit the water treatment plant need to contact Paul Stein, Communications Advisor Army, 021 409 033.

For general Army media inquiries please contact Major Kristian Dunne, Senior Media Advisor Army, 021 478 574.


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