Water supply is a core service of the Council and a sound water supply is a prerequisite to public health and safety and economic well being. When the quality of any of our water supplies is compromised the communities affected will be publicly notified.
All the water treatment plants are monitored by trained water technicians who carry out regular tests to ensure the water complies with the District Health Board standard. We also have an online monitoring system that checks processes and monitors the water quality 24 hours a day – if anything isn’t quite right, the system will alert water treatment staff via email and their mobile phones. We always have staff on call for after hour emergencies to ensure only water that is safe to drink is distributed through the system.
Current condition of our water supplies
The coloured system below provides a quick visual reference to water supply conditions within each of the Hauraki District Council water supply locations.
Coloured key to water supply conditions
Blue - all clear, no known issues
Orange - we have an issue that you need to be aware of
Red - do not drink
Kaimanawa water supply
Community supplied: Kaimanawa
Boil water notice – important information
We have issued a boil water notice for this area which means residents are advised to boil all water used for drinking and ice-making. It is also recommended residents use boiled water for preparing food, brushing teeth and other personal hygiene uses that may result in the consumption of water.
Further information - Our engineers are currently working on solutions to connect the Kaimanawa community to the Paeroa water supply in order to ensure the quality of water is always of an excellent standard. It is our intention to have that completed within the next year.
Paeroa water supply
Community supplied: Paeroa, Karangahake and Mackaytown
There are currently no known issues with this water supply
Waihi water supply
Communities supplied: Waihi, Waikino
Water restrictions - Total water ban!
A total watering ban is now in place in Waihi and Waikino.
River levels in Waihi and Waikino are low and we need to save water now.
The ban includes all use of water outside the house such as watering lawns and gardens, washing cars, houses and decks, filling paddling pools or playing under sprinklers.
All other parts of the district are asked to please continue to save water where they can.