Water


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Community Reticulation

Manawatu District Council provides six community water reticulation schemes:

  • Feilding
  • Himatangi Beach
  • Rongotea
  • Sanson
  • Stanway/Halcombe (Rural Water Scheme)
  • Waituna West (Rural Water Scheme).

Manawatu District Council also manages two Rural Water Supply Schemes that are community operated and administered:

  • Kiwitea
  • Oroua No:1

Fire fighting capability is managed in defined areas, namely Feilding and Himatangi Beach.

Water Supply Management includes:

  • Abstraction: Surface water (river) or bore
  • Treatment: Various levels of treatment processes across the district
  • Storage: Varying ranges across the schemes
  • Distribution: Reticulation networks include trunk mains, service mains, rider mains and property connections including values, manifolds and meters

Manawatu District Council also carries out a programme of routine operations and maintenance of the treatment assets and reticulation networks.

Projects

Click here to find out more about any major projects that are currently underway.

The Level of Service we are planning for

The potable water supply is safe to drink:   100% New Zealand Drinking Water Standard Compliance Criteria for protozoa are met.

Water reticulation network is well maintained:   Zero increase in the 35% of real water lost per water supply scheme.

Faults are responded to and resolved in a timely manner:  
  • Median attendance time within 1 hour (urgent) - from the receipt of the notification to the time service personnel reach the site
  • Median attendance time within 5 working days (non-urgent) - from the receipt of the notification to the time service personnel reach the site
  • Median resolution time within 9 hours (urgent) - from the receipt of the notification to the time service personnel confirm resolution of the fault or interruption
  • Median resolution time within 5 working days (non-urgent) - from the receipt of the notification to the time service personnel confirm resolution of the fault or interruption.

Satisfaction with water supply service:   Less than 15 complaints per 1000 connections received per category per annum - drinking water clarity, taste, odour, pressure or flow, continuity of supply.

Manage the demand for water:   Average consumption of drinking water per day, per resident within Council's authority area is 650 litres / person / day - subsequently redefined as less than 650 litres / person / day.

Monitoring the Service

The water supplies are continuously monitored to ensure they continue to function and produce water to the relevant standards. This is done through:

  • Continuous telemetry monitoring of key parameters
  • Testing of water quality from daily to monthly depending on the scheme being tested.
  • Formal monthly audit of operations
  • Ministry of Health audit (at least every 5 years)
  • 65% of district residents served by a Council treated water supply will be satisfied with the water supply, as indicated in a community survey conducted during the year
  • Public Health Risk Management Plans (PHRMP) for all water schemes to be developed and implemented within statutory timeframes.

Links to Council Plans and Information

Long Term Plan (LTP) 2012/2022

Annual Plan

Water Forms

MDC New Services Connections