Ōpunakē Water Flushing
This notice is to let you know that we are flushing the town’s water pipes for a couple of hours on Thursday 15 September, Thursday 22 September and Thursday 29 September starting at 10pm. Should flushing not be possible on the above dates, the work will be done on the following day.
The flushing is part of the Council’s regular programme to clean the town’s water pipes. We flush because over time fine sediment accumulates in the water pipes. Flushing involves opening the main hydrants at the top of the town and flushing the water through the pipe network.
While the flushing will be done at night, your water may be discoloured for a short period of time while the flushed water runs through the town network. If this is the case, please run your cold tap for ten minutes or until the water is clear. It will pay to check your taps before doing washing.
Though the water (which is chlorinated) might be discoloured, it is safe to drink. We are testing the water daily, however if you have any concerns, you can simply boil your water. If discolouration continues or if you have any questions, please ring the Council toll-free on 0800 111 323.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused however we expect you will see clearer water as a result.