Selwyn District Council is a Natural Disaster, covering the area from ChCh to the alps between the Waimakariri and Rakaia Rivers.
Hundreds of residents are suffering major stomach infections from "DIRTY" water supplied by the council.
Campylobacter, E Coli, People of all ages perched on the Porcelain hugging a bucket.
Finally after days of no information, misinformation, denial, incompetence and negligent actions, Stuff reports un-named people at the Council have apologised. PFFFT.
The deep well that is the primary source of water to Darfield and neighboring Hororata suffered a pump failure leaving the area to revert to the already proven substandard, river water from the Waimak.
That is where the shit literally hit the fan.
I called a mate I hadn't touched base for some time on Tuesday.
Just as I was about to hang up, no body home, he said gidday I'll call you back.
Poor Mrs Mate was perched as described above. They are in their seventies!, both succumbed.
Alister Humphries the local health head honcho blames Darfield's septic tank sewerage system.
Freekin Bullshit there muppet, there are plenty of very successful septic systems that deliver very desirable results throughout NZ and the world but when elected officials and their manipulative employees make idiotic and unsustainable decisions of course shit can happen, often does but it is avoidable.
How long does it take to reinstate a pump, FFS, that is where it started to unravel.
Neighboring Malvern Hills Rural Scheme has also had problems for years.
It also is in Selwyn County.
Maybe, Mr Mayor, you and your fellow tossers, you should start working the basics you are elected to do and forget all the feel good, nice to be seen to be doing ancilliary activities that feed your egos.
Clean safe running water is a very basic function.
Oh and how about some personal responsibility, accountability and a few actual real time meaningful apologies from those who you and the chief executive know are to blame for the potentially life threatening exposure to serious disease.