Napier City Council has voted to explore options for removing chlorine from the city's water.

A report on the options, which appears set to cost ratepayers $200,000, will likely be commissioned by councillors at a follow-up meeting in June.

In total Napier's councillors voted at a stop-start draft annual plan meeting on Tuesday on eight recommendations regarding the city's water, including one that stated the council considers it the number one priority for the city.

They also voted to invite the Christchurch City Council Water Supply Improvement manager and Canterbury medical officer of health to visit Napier and share the

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