Drinking Water

Manawatu District Council is committed to providing a reliable and safe drinking water supply system for its residents and ratepayers.

Although we maintain our drinking water supply at the required standard, quality issues may arise due to weather conditions and other factors. These issues don’t pose any health concerns, and the water is perfectly safe for consumption.

Manawatu District Council manages and maintains the water network that supplies water to homes and businesses in most parts of the District. Manawatū residents are connected to the various water supply schemes and use about 3.2 million cubic metres of water annually - that’s about 260 litres per person each day.

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  • Common Issues

    Our state of the art water treatment processes for the District removes harmful microorganisms and substances. We continuously monitor this process by taking samples at different points in the water distribution system and at reservoir sites.
  • Reporting Faults

    Who do I need to get in touch with to report a fault or problem with the water supply?
  • Water Supply

    In order to manage the District's water supply we collect water from river and bores, treat the water at treatment plants, store the water in reservoirs throughout the District, distribute reticulated water via a network of pipes to residential and commercial properties and carry out routine maintenance on all water treatment plants and their associated equipment.
  • Water Testing

    The Manawatu District Council provides a water sampling kit for private domestic water supplies and commercial food businesses.
  • Water Usage

    Manawatū District residents use about 3.2 million cubic metres of water each year - that's about 260 litres per person each day. The Council manages a number of water treatment plants and also maintains, upgrades and renews the water network.