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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has a range of community buildings available for hire for recreational activities, events, meetings and private functions.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 60 with limited means.
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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury
District Health Board has issued a health warning for swimming for at least 48
hours after heavy rainfall (more than 10mm rainfall over a 24 hour period).
Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey
says “rainfall in the Canterbury region in the last week from ex-Cyclone Gita
is likely to cause many swimming spots to pose an increased risk of infection.”
Water can be contaminated during heavy rainfall from surface
water runoff, overloaded septic systems, sewage overflows and backflow, rural
runoff and sediment.
Water contaminated by human or animal faecal bacteria may
contain a range of disease causing micro-organisms such as viruses, bacteria
“In most cases the ill-health effects from exposure to
contaminated water are minor and short-lived. However, there is the
potential for more serious diseases, such as hepatitis A, giardia,
cryptosporosis, campylobacter and salmonella,” Dr Humphrey says.
Environment Canterbury routinely sample sites for
microbiological suitability for swimming however it is also important to note
that the test results are only a snapshot of conditions at the time of testing,
and if there has been heavy rain since, it’s likely the water quality will be
For more information about swimming water quality visit LAWA
(Land Air Water Aotearoa) or the Environment Canterbury website:
Or Contact Community and Public Health
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