Waimakariri Civil Defence

Water - Kaiapoi
Up to 95% of Kaiapoi has water restored, but we may need to shut water off at times to fix breaks when further leaks appear.

We now have water to most of the main CBD, Fuller, Hilton, Cass, Moore Streets, Feldwick Drive and Gray Crescent.

We are still working on Raven Quay, Charles and Sewell Streets.

Council Staff and contractors will continue working through the weekend.

A Water Tanker is at the Kaiapoi Rugby Football Clubrooms, located in Smith Street – bring your own water containers. There is only a limited amount of bottled water available. The tanker water must be boiled.

Please conserve water and be sure to boil it prior to drinking.

Well Water - We advise that all well water should be boiled prior to drinking until further notice.

Water – Pines and Kairaki Beach
Water is on to all of The Pines Beach and Kairaki Beach, with the exception of a few isolated properties.

The water mains are still very fragile and there may be occasional interruptions to supply.

Significant camp ground damage means, initially, we will connect to one point for water to be collected from.

Potable water is available at The Pines Beach Hall and please conserve water and boil it prior to drinking.

Well Water - We advise that all well water should be boiled prior to drinking until further notice.

Boil Water Notice
Boil water notices remain in force for a number of towns and areas in Waimakariri district.
Residents in the following towns and areas should continue to boil water prior to drinking or other uses including food preparation and brushing teeth.

• Kaiapoi - all areas
• Pines Beach and Kairaki

When drinking water has been assessed as safe for a particular town or area an announcement will be made by media release and the Council website updated.

Residents in other areas of the Waimakariri district are able to drink and use tap water - but water should still be boiled if the water appears discoloured or has an unusual smell.

Treat all surface water, rivers, lakes and streams
as contaminated

It is advised not to swim, fish, whitebait, kayak, etc.

Wet Back Fires
If you have no water supply do not light wet back fires. The cylinder may boil over. Has your fire placed moved? Has your chimney been checked? If in doubt, don't light.


Last updated: 10 September, 2010 11:36 AM