PHOTO: Liz Harris owns more than 100 Christchurch properties and has had to replace 22 hot water cylinders since chlorine was introduced. SUPPLIED

A landlord facing a $40,000 bill for chlorine-damaged hot water cylinders says the city council should shoulder some of the costs.

Liz Harris, who owns more than 100 rental properties in Christchurch, has replaced 22 hot water cylinders since chlorine was introduced to the city’s drinking water. She fears more are to come.

Before the Christchurch City Council started to chlorinate the city’s water supply earlier this year, she had “never lost one [hot water cylinder] except in the earthquakes”.


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