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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 with limited means.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
The Council provides a network of pipelines and open drains that collect, convey and dispose of stormwater.
The Waimakariri District Council has responsibility for the following functions:
When talking about water, some common terms that are used include surface water, groundwater, wastewater and stormwater.
An extensive system of open drains are in place for the treatment of stormwater in the larger urban areas of Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Pegasus. Smaller networks, with as yet no major treatment facilities, exist in areas such as Oxford, Woodend, Pines, Kairaki and Waikuku.
Stormwater is discharged, untreated, into streams and rivers. That's why it's so important that it's as clean as possible. If contaminated stormwater pollutes rivers and streams, this can have a negative impact on aquatic life, the natural environment and public health. It can also limit recreational use of waterways.
Contact Council's Land Drainage Engineer on 0800 965 468.
Emergencies: Contact 111 - Fire Service
Report an issue: Contact Customer Services, phone 0800 965 468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to be involved in your local community, being a member of a Drainage Advisory Group is a great way of meeting people and making a contribution to your District.
The Council has established a number of drainage and water advisory groups and the membership is reviewed on a three yearly cycle. Nominations are sought for the following advisory groups:
The rural drainage advisory groups generally cover the rural area of the District where rates exist for maintenance and capital projects. The Water Race Advisory Group is specifically to advise on the water race system in the central part of the District, and works in partnership with Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd.
Application form for apply for an Advisory Group.
A swale is a grassed channel that runs along the edges of most roads at Pegasus. Swales collect storm runoff, remove sediment and discharge water to ground. They provide treatment of stormwater and protect groundwater. Read the Pegasus swales information sheet (pdf, 179.6 KB) to find out more.
Tuahiwi experienced significant flooding in the June 2014 flood event, affecting both roads and private property. The Council has undertaken improvement works in the area. More information about this work can be found here.