Community-based and untreated drinking water supplies

Drinking water is a fundamental human need and the supply of clean, safe water to the community is a top priority for Council.

Council owns and operates several treated drinking water supplies around the Waitaki District - you can find more information about these supplies by visiting water supply page. We also own and operate some untreated drinking water supplies - you can find out more about them below.

Although Council is responsible for supplying much of the Waitaki community with drinking water, there are several other small supplies which are privately owned and operated.

This page provides some important information you should be aware of if you are on a private supply or an untreated Council supply. There is also some useful information for private supply operators.