Installation of water filters in Raetihi households that were affected by the diesel spill that polluted the Makotuku Stream in September 2013 gets underway this week.

Installation of the filters will commence on Wednesday in George St school houses then Grey St (east end) at 9am.

The team will then move on to Pitt St.

Project Waireka Implementation Team Leader Missy Biddle said the implementation team needs easy access to households taking part and under the kitchen bench area.


"Please remove pots and pans, etc. to help make the installation as quick and easy as possible."

"We will be working alongside Spring NZ and will be helping to ensure there are no problems with access and assist with any other issues that might come up."

Streets will receive a confirmation flyer and/or text as installs progress.

If people are away and access is impossible, the install can be done at the end of the project.

"Anyone who hasn't haven't yet spoken with the implementation team about arranging access should call me as soon as possible."

She said there was still paid work available for one or two handy people and the project could also do with a few volunteers to help with all the small odd jobs.

"If you are interested in earning some money or can spare a few hours to help out this great community project please give me a call on 022 132 6960 or come down to 16 Parapara Rd for a chat and a coffee this Wednesday morning."