Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Raetihi Raw Ater Line Repairs Now Complete

Raetihi Raw Ater Line Repairs Now Complete

The raw water line from the Makara Stream supplying Raetihi is now fully operational following repairs on Wednesday and Friday last week.

Ruapehu District Council Environmental Manager, Anne Maire Westcott, said that the raw water line was coming toward the end of its useful life and as such there was potential for these types of issues to occur.

“The breaks to the line allowed air into the system which made the water from resident’s taps appear murky,” she said.

“The murkiness of the water was never a health issue as it is only air.”

“Leaving the water to stand will see the murkiness clear in due course.”

Ms Westcott noted that residents may now notice some turbidity in their water. “Flushing of the lines following the repairs used up the reservoir meaning new water coming in has not been able to settle for the normal period.”


“As we catch up with treated water production any turbidity will dissipate,” she said.

Ms Westcott added that as an added precaution at this time council has enacted additional monitoring of the network water quality. “Initial test results indicate that there are no problems with the water quality.”

“Council has however received some calls concerning the taste and odour of the water,” she said.

“These relate to the Makara being a smaller water source and the time of year.”

“Raetihi residents can be assured that their reticulated water is safe to drink.”

Ms Westcott said that council apologises for any concerns felt by residents with these current issues.

“We appreciate that with the diesel contamination last year Raetihi residents have had enough of any issues relating to their water supply.”

“Unfortunately with a reticulated network of the age of Raetihi’s incidents such as this are always possible,” she said.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Fallout From The Barclay Tape

This is hardly a case of cleaning out your desk and being turfed out onto the pavement.

As others have pointed out, the disgraced Clutha-Southland MP will remain on the public payroll for three months until the election, and for three months afterwards. More>>

 

Ombudsman: Canterbury Schools Reorganisation Mishandled

An investigation into the Canterbury schools reorganisation after the February 2011 earthquakes has found significant gaps and flaws in the Ministry’s engagement and communications with schools and communities. More>>

ALSO:

Law Commission: Contempt Report "Protects Right To Fair Trial"

The proposed Act limits what news media representatives and bloggers can report on court proceedings, but it also makes clearer than the current law where the line is between contempt and freedom of expression. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Our Refugee Intake (And Uber’s Woes)

On figures released this week, there are currently 65.6 million people worldwide who have been displaced from their homes by war, famine or other external causes… More>>

ALSO:

IGIS Report: GCSB Support For Groser WTO Bid Not Illegal

“The inquiry has found that the GCSB did not act unlawfully or improperly in providing assistance to the New Zealand government campaign”, Ms Gwyn said. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: Pike And Houses

There were questions on Pike River mine re-entry after new video from inside the drift was released over the weekend. English maintained a human effort would not be feasible irrespective of any future coalition demands from NZ First. He said the government would continue to work with families on non-manned re-entry. More>>

ALSO:

Flogging A Dead Horse: NZ First Seeks New s59 Referendum

10 years on from the so called “anti-smacking” law - NZ First calls for a binding referendum. NZ First MP Tracey Martin told TVNZ’s Q+A programme that the law change has had a “chilling effect” on NZ parents including herself. More>>

ALSO:

Always Interesting: Internet Party Has New Leader

The Internet Party has a new leader: Suzie Dawson... She currently resides in Moscow, Russia, where she has applied for temporary asylum due to severe persecution she reports being subjected to by those whose corruption she worked to expose.More>>

 
 
 
 

Opening The Election Supporters

 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog
More RSS News Alerts