Water ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​notices

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Current Water shutdown notice

None

Current Boil and Conserve water notices

Water Scheme

Comments

Date issued

Ongoing

Lakes Camp Sites

Please boil drinking water at the lakes camp sites.

4/01/2015

Yes

Bushy Creek

Boil Water Notice in place as the water supply is not treated.

22/01/2015

Yes

Ohau

Boil Water Notice in place as the water supply is not treated.

5/12/2014

Yes

Conserve water notices 

What we would like you to do:

  • Please don't wash your cars and boats.
  • Please don't refill your swimming pool.
  • Please ensure all taps are turned off thoroughly to avoid any dripping.
  • Please don't water your lawns and garden but if you nee d to water your vegetable garden, please do it with a hand-held hose.
  • Please put a plug in the sink when washing your dishes and vegetables.
  • Please run your washing machine and dishwasher when it is fully loaded.
  • Please turn off the tap when brushing your teeth or shaving.
  • All commercial users are requested to minimise usage.

Boil water notices

You may need to boil drinking water (and water used for preparing food and brushing teeth) if you are on a rural water supply either temporarily, or on an ongoing basis:

  • Temporary boil water notices may be needed due to contamination of the water supply during a one-off event, such as heavy rainfall or flooding.

  • Long-term boil water notices are for untreated supplies and are needed until they are upgraded to meet the Government's Drinking Water Standards.

For information on how to boil water for drinking - please visit Environmental Protection Agency website .

Conserve water notices

We issue conserve water notices when there has been low rainfall, or for other reasons, such as when work is being done on the supply network. Even when there aren't notices issued, it is a good idea to conserve water at all times.

Rural supplies

The intake pumps for rural supplies (which are restricted) sometimes need to be turned off. This usually happens after there has been heavy, prolonged rainfall and the water source becomes dirty or silted up. 

The Council does this to protect the supply from damage and contamination. In these cases, a Conserve Water notice will be placed on this page, and on local radio.

Page reviewed: 04 May 2018 1:49pm