Greater need for water conservation as Treatment Plant Upgrade reaches next phase

18 Mar 2016, 1:59 PM

Waitomo District Council’s project to upgrade the Te Kuiti Water Treatment Plant (WTP) has progressed well and has reached the next critical phase. 

Council is seeking the cooperation of Te Kuiti residents and businesses to conserve water and be mindful of the work underway. This phase of the upgrade will see the replacement of pipe work that connects to the water filters at the treatment plant. It will be necessary for WDC to shut down two of the four filters at the Plant for a length of time to enable this work to be completed.

  • We anticipate a timeframe of approximately 48 hours for each shut down and this will commence on Tuesday 29 March 2016.

It is very important that we achieve as much water savings as possible during this time, to assist with the continued provision of a safe water supply for Te Kuiti.

Level 4 Water Restrictions

Council has updated the Water Level Restriction for Te Kuiti to level 4.

This level is the highest restriction and requires that residents and businesses do not use water for non-essential purposes. This includes activities such as:

  • Washing vehicles,
  • Filling of swimming pools
  • Washing/ water blasting of building exteriors and footpaths
  • Using hoses for clean up
  • Irrigation of lawns or gardens

Check for water leaks in pipes, hoses and faucets and fix them right away. As much as 14,000 litres of water a day can be wasted through a hole the size of a small nail. If you have a concern about a water leak on public property, please call our friendly Customer Services Team immediately on 0800 932 4357.

Your effort to conserve water and reduce water wastage is greatly appreciated. WDC will work hard to keep any disruptions to a minimum as maintaining the level of service for the community is important to us.

The Te Kuiti Water Treatment Plant is an essential community asset that once renewed, will meet the standards set by the Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Act 2005 (amended in 2008) and ensure it is of good quality, and benefit the people who live in and visit our communities now, and for our future generations.