As mother-nature unleashed rain upon the region, locals gathered to celebrate a newly-installed unchlorinated water station at Whakatu.
But those in attendance yesterday , while pleased a tap is now available, say the region's water supply should not be chlorinated in the first place.
The tap - Aqua Clear Whakatu, was installed by Stu and Karen Wilson outside their home on Station Rd, Whakatu in April.
The couple spent $30,000 drilling a pipe 34m into the ground to help set up a system to offer unchlorinated water for Whakatu folk.
Karen Wilson said the response has been "amazing", with people