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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Current Water shutdown notice

​There are no current water shutdown notices.

Due to ongoing dirty water issues in the central Palmerston area, Waitaki District Council & SouthRoads will be undertaking a full mains flushing regime of all the Palmerston Water Mains.

We expect the full flushing regime to take several weeks to complete.

The water is, and will continue to be, safe to drink.

During the course of these works large volumes of water will be spilt onto the road, and the water supply to affected properties may be interrupted on multiple occasions throughout the day.  It is possible that these works will result in the supply of discoloured water, or water containing entrapped air, to your residence.  Should this occur, please take the following steps to restore water supply clarity:

  • Allow time for the water to settle.
  • Run an external tap, preferably the one nearest to the street, until the water runs clear and consistently.
  • Run an internal tap, e.g. over a bath, or an external tap at the rear of the house until the water runs clear and consistently.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused through the undertaking of these works and appreciate your cooperation.

For further information please contact Waitaki District Council Customer Services on (03) 433 0300 ​

​Current Boil, Conserve and Full Water Restriction notices

Water Supply

Comments

Date issued

Ongoing

Windsor Rural Water Scheme
Conserve water notice has been lifted by Corriedale Water Management.​

 
For any further information, please contact Gary McLeod on 027 440 0422. ​
Issued: ​22/11/2018

Updated: 05/12/2018
​No

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

What are conserve water notices?

We issue conserve water notices when there has been low rainfall, extreme weather events 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.

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 need 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.

What are 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 .

About 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: 09 Apr 2019 9:32am