Napier residents will soon be able to access chlorine-free water, without having to drive to Hastings.

The first of two planned chlorine-free station is expected to be completed by the end of June this year.

The four-tap station will be installed at Anderson Park and will be free of charge.

The second tap will be put into the Napier CBD early next year.

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The installation of each tap has a budget of $66,000.

The day-to-day running costs will be $15,000 each per year, funded through rates, at a cost of $1.20 to each household for the 2018/2019 year.

The taps will be similar to the popular chlorine-free tap outside the Hastings Library.

One Hastings resident, who did not wish to be named, said he comes to the tap three to four times a week to fill up several bottles.

"It's good water, it tastes good.

"What's a little trip into town."

Another resident, Jane Trask , said she uses the tap most days.

"It's better for you."

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