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The Council is proposing to upgrade the Fernside Water Supply to meet the New Zealand Drinking Water Standards and provide a back-up source for the scheme.
The Fernside community currently sources its water from a non-secure shallow well on Swannanoa Road. Treatment, including chlorination, is provided at the Fernside Headwaters before water is distributed to customers.
The Fernside source and treatment does not meet the requirements of the Drinking Water Standards of New Zealand. Additionally, the existing headworks has limited storage capacity and no back-up water supply is reliable and safe to drink.
The Mandeville community sources its water from two wells at Two Chain Road with an emergency back-up well at Tram Road. The water is treated with chlorine at the Two Chain Road Headwaters. An ultra-violet (UV) disinfection system is to be added to the treatment process in the near future. Once this upgrade is complete the Mandeville supply will be safe and comply with the Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand.
Our investigation indicates that the optimum way to meet the standards and allow for future population growth is to join Fernside with the Mandeville Water Supply.
Council is considering funding options and would like your feedback as it will affect your water rates. This information will be help you in completing and returning the feedback form or fill in the online form below.
Joining Fernside to Mandeville has been assessed as the optimum long-term upgrading option in terms of both cost and risk. This was identified in the Annual Plan 2016-17, and endorsed by the Council's Utilities and Roading Committee at their August 2016 meeting.
Utilities & Roading Committee report (pdf, 1.7 MB)
Various upgrade options have been assessed for upgrading the Fernside Water Supply. These include:
Maintaining the status quo for the Fernside water supply is not an option due to the compliance requirements of the Drinking Water Standards of New Zealand.
The Mandeville scheme currently has enough capacity to accommodate Fernside, meaning that the schemes can be joined by installing a water main from the corner of Lilly Road to the Fernside Headworks (length 1.8 kn, estimates capital cost $395,000 excl.GST). As shown on the map (pdf, 495.2 KB)
Fernside: The Fernside Water Supply will be compliant with the New Zealand Drinking Water Standards
Both Fernside and Mandeville: The resilience of both communities to natural disasters or other unexpected events (i.e. power failures) will be increased by retaining the existing Fernside headworks as a back-up water source and as additional emergency storage.
Recognising that Fernside is the primary beneficiary of joining the two supplies, three finding options to join the schemes have been identified for consideration.
Only marginal rate increase to both Fernside and Mandeville schemes as a result of schemes joining.
Administrative costs minimised due to efficiencies of joining schemes financially.
Rate reduction to Fernside as a result of schemes joining.
Administration costs minimised due to efficiences of financially.joining schemes financially.
Non - compliant water supply with continued risk of contamination.
No back up supply.
High increase to Fernside water rate.
Higher administrative costs due to complexity of separate schemes financially.
Benefit of emergency back-up supply to Mandeville not reflected in rates.
We'll be holding drop in sessions to discuss issues and options from 3.30 pm - 6.30 pm
Complete and return the attached form and drop in to any Council Service Centre (Oxford, Rangiora or Kaiapoi), freepost it back or email to email@example.com by 17 September 2016.
After consideration of your feedback, staff will present your feedback with a recommendation to Council. the recommendation could include the opportunity for further consultation if required.
The Council's decision will take into account the views expressed by you, the Oxford Eyre Ward Advisory Board and the Rangiora Community Board.
To give us feedback on the proposed connection of water supplies funding options please fill in the form below. We need all your feedback in by the 17 September 2016.
Download feedback form (pdf, 135.7 KB)