Boiling water notification issued for two Clutha water controls due to a problem with the treatment plant


Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

A boiling water report has been issued for two Clutha water systems where some residents have been without reliable tap water for days.

Earlier this week, a water conservation warning was issued to Richardson South water plan consumers and residents of Kaka Point.

A Kaka Point resident who does not have a reserve water tank said he has not been able to flush his toilet or shower since Monday.

Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan said the treatment plant had been malfunctioning since Saturday and contractors were unable to fix the problem.

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There is now a boiling water alert and the water bypasses the purifier, so there is enough for stock, baths and other purposes.

“The Council sympathizes with residents who have limited supply and reiterates the importance of individual storage to meet the inevitable constraints associated with communities being supplied from a nationwide water plan,” Cadogan said.

“The pragmatic approach that has served many of our communities well for generations requires residents to understand the decisions considered wise by their ancestors where they balanced the efficiency and savings of taking supplies from the local rural water plan and in doing so realized the need to provide their own storage tanks and that, like all consumers on these schemes, the allocation of water would be controlled by restrictors.”

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A water tanker is located at Kaka Point Fire Station.

The council has approved scoping financing to upgrade the plant and increase capacity in the medium term.

“The council will continue to work closely with our operations contractor to ensure the plant is operating correctly and we encourage all users to ensure they have adequate storage space to avoid running out of water.”

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They are both limited water systems supplied by the Puerua water treatment plant that drip a fixed amount of water to each connection over a 24 hour period.

“Customers with limited arrangements must have a minimum of two days of storage and for Kaka Point this is a storage tank of at least 4000 litres.

“If someone has a limited supply and doesn’t have a storage tank, they can expect frequent outages as the scheme is not designed to work without a storage tank on site.”



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