Public Notices

Water Mains Cleaning

Gore and Mataura residents are advised that from Thursday 1 June to Friday 30 June a specialised mobile filtration unit, mounted on a truck, will be cleaning the water mains in both towns.

The work schedule is

  • Thursday 1 June to Friday 16 June - starting in the Hilbre Avenue water tower area and moving south.
  • Saturday 17 June to Thursday 22 June - starting near the East Gore water treatment plant and moving west.
  • Friday 23 June to Friday 30 June - Mataura

There should be minimum impact on the water supply, however, some residents may notice a temporary reduction in water pressure and/or some discolouration. If discolouration occurs, please turn on a tap and run the water until it’s clear. The Council thanks residents for their patience and understanding. For more information go to our 3 Waters section

Water Shutdowns

Wednesday 24 May

The water will be shutdown in Charlton Road from No.50 west, and Oreti Street, on Wednesday 24 May from 9.00am to 12 noon. This is to allow for the replacement of a broken valve and installation of a new fire hydrant.

Thursday 25 May 

The water will be shutdown in Bangor Street, Mataura, between Oakland Street and SH1, to connect a new line into the system. The water will be off from 8.30am to 1.00pm. 

Flush Water Before Drinking

The Ministry of Health recommends that you flush a mugful of water from your drinking water tap each morning, before use, to remove any traces of metals from the plumbing fittings that may have dissolved. This simple precaution is recommended for all households in the District, whether on public or private water supplies, as trace metals in water can pose a small risk to your health.

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