Kaikoura MP welcomes $1 million drinking-water subsidy for Seddon

Kaikoura news
Friday, August 14, 2015

Local Seddon residents stand to benefit from improved water quality thanks to the latest round of Government drinking-water subsidies.

MP Stuart Smith is delighted the health of Seddon residents is being looked after by the Government, with just over $1 million of the Drinking-water Subsidy Scheme awarded to the small town.

“This Government support means the community can afford high-quality, safe drinking water.

“This is great news for families living and working in Seddon. Good health is the foundation of a happy and productive life,” said Mr Smith.

The Drinking-water Subsidy Scheme is a ten year programme aimed at helping small, disadvantaged communities establish or improve their drinking-water supplies.

“I want to acknowledge the hard work of the Marlborough Council who successfully lobbied on behalf of Seddon locals; this is a wonderful achievement,” said Mr Smith.

Once all projects approved or currently underway are completed, the Government will have provided over $96.5 million to help small disadvantaged communities improve their drinking-water. Over 130,000 people will receive safer and more secure water supplies.