All Water Restrictions are lifted for Oamaru Supply

​​​From the morning of Wednesday 5 December, all Water Restrictions are lifted for the Oamaru supply. 

For a couple of mornings in row,  the levels in our treated water reservoir have recovered sufficiently for Council to be confident that supplies can keep up with demand.

The ability of the water treatment plant to produce what is needed, plus a bit extra, has been realised as the raw water turbidity has gradually reduced.  To properly recover treatment plant capacity, filters must be cleaned which will take a further 4 days. From here, normal operation is expected. 

Council thanks the community for its water conservation efforts without which, the delivery of untreated water may have been necessary.​ 

​Check out Oamaru Water Supply Restriction Event Information Sheet (for event 28 November to 5 December 2018)​. 

For updates on the latest water notices, visit our Water Notices page​.

Water Reservoir water level update chart

Water level of main treated water reservoir chart



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Page reviewed: 07 Dec 2018 8:15am