Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Got your 200L emergency water tank yet?

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If not, you’ll have a chance to buy one (or more) between 11.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday, 9 June.

Northern Ward councillors will be selling them for $110 each outside Churton Park New World. To ensure one is reserved for you, pre-order and pre-pay by emailing malcolm.sparrow@wcc.govt.nz.


Mention the name of Amesbury School in your email, and $10 from each tank sale will be donated to Amesbury School.

In an emergency, your household will have to care for yourselves and your pets for at least 7 days until water distribution points are set up. If an earthquake hit, it could take several weeks to restore water service.


You need to have at least 3 litres of drinking water for each person per day. You will also need water for pets, cooking and washing.


See here for more information about how you can be prepared in the event of a civil defence emergency.


By Rachael van Rij

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