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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.
If you are part of one of the Council’s five STEP schemes, or have your own on-site disposal field, care of your septic tank is crucial to its successful operation. The septic tank, pipework to the boundary and pumps are the responsibility of the property owner.
Below are a few points to assist in looking after your septic tank system.
Provided it is properly cared for, your septic tank is a simple and effective means of effluent disposal and will give you many years of reliable service. Remember to:
By following a simple maintenance programme you can ensure that you will continue to have an efficient and healthy disposal system for many years.
This should be done about every three years to remove the build-up of solids in the tank and the date recorded for future reference. If you need advice, contact your local cleaning contractor or the Council wastewater department.
If you are connected to a Council wastewater STEP scheme, the cleaning of the septic tank is carried out by the Council every three years and is paid for as part of your annual rates.
For further information on your septic tank system, look at the WaterNZ booklet: Information About Your Septic Tank.