results of waste water testing to determine presence of Covid 19

darren sharpe made this Official Information request to Auckland District Health Board

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Auckland District Health Board should have responded by now (details and exceptions). The requester can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: darren sharpe

Dear Auckland District Health Board,

Can you please confirm whether there has been any testing of the waste water in the ADHB region to establish the presence or other of the coronavirus leading to COVID 19, or any other associated diseases.

If affirmative please provide a summary or table of results which includes, the locations and results of such tests (positive or negative for the presence of coronavirus), the time and date of the first test per location, and most recent results, (positive or negative for coronavirus)

Yours faithfully,

darren sharpe

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From: Elaine Keenan (ADHB)
Auckland District Health Board

Dear Darren

Re Official Information Request - Waste water testing for COVID

I am writing to acknowledge your official information request dated 18 August 2020.

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and, in any event, no later than 15 Sept 2020. We will contact you if an extension is required.

Please note that, like other DHBs across New Zealand, Auckland DHB has adopted a model of proactive disclosure which sees OIA responses publically available on our website approximately one month after they have been released. If you believe that there are any special reasons why proactive disclosure should not apply to our response to you, we will be happy to consider this.


Elaine Keenan
Team Administrator/OIA Coordinator
Corporate Business Services
a (09) 630-9943 ext 22346 | [email address]
Auckland District Health Board | Level 1 | Building 37 | Auckland City Hospital | Park Road | Auckland

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