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Water supply is the most critical infrastructure service provided by the South Taranaki District Council. It is essential for the health and wellbeing of the population, and is required in large volumes to sustain existing domestic, agricultural and industrial customers. Additional water is also needed for future economic growth.
Reducing water wastage and encouraging appropriate water use (demand management) is a key element of the Council's water network operations, to help us to manage our water resource in an environmentally sustainable way.
The Local Government Act 2002 requires that we continue to provide public water supply services and maintain their capacity.
The District’s water supplies provide an average of 30,000 cubic meters of drinking water each day to eight urban and two rural areas to meet the demand of residential, agricultural and industrial customers. Water is available 24 hours a day seven days a week and requires treatment to meet the quality standards defined by the Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand 2005 (revised 2008) set by central government.
To deliver water supply services to the district we have:
- 10 water treatment facilities
- 37 reservoirs and
- 642 km of water mains
Over the last ten years or so the Council has invested over $65 million in upgrading the District's water treatment plants, and our water supplies are now more robust.
Read more in the Water Supply Bylaw.