Source: MIL-OSI Submissions
On the 17th and 18th July, Greenpeace is conducting free drop-in water testing days to enable Southland households to check their bore water for nitrate contamination.
Greenpeace is running the testing in conjunction with the Federation of Freshwater Anglers.
The major causes of nitrate contamination in drinking water are synthetic nitrogen fertiliser and cow urine.
Greenpeace is continuing its call for the Government to phase out synthetic nitrogen fertiliser as part of the suite of actions needed to reduce nitrate contamination of water.