Weather Warning for Waitomo
Waitomo District is expecting a significant amount of rainfall over the next few days. Once again, this will likely have a major impact on our roads and farmland. We ask residents to please take caution and do not venture out into the weather if you do not need to. And if possible, move stock to higher ground.
Surface flooding and excess water may also slow the drainage of the stormwater and wastewater network. We are not expecting any significant impact to the network, water will just take a little longer to drain.
We will keep you updated as information comes to hand.
Stay safe.

In Brief - Diesel spill

27 Feb 2015, 1:48 PM

STORY / ARTICLE: WAITOMO NEWS – www.waitomonews.co.nz

Waitomo District Council is assuring local residents that the town’s wate ris safe to drink following a diesel spill in the Mangaokewa River earlier this month.

Water services manager Andreas Senger says an “oily sheen” was noticed on the water by residents on February 7.

“Waikato Regional Council responded and the source was located and contained a few days later.

“The town water supply is drawn from the middle of the stream with the aid of a floating gantry so none of the surface located spill was drawn into the town supply.

“There was no contamination of our watertreatment plant.”