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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.
This page has important notices about the water supply and water restrictions in the Waimakariri District, and what is required of you if there is a water restriction in your area.
There are currently no restrictions on any Waimakariri District Council owned water supply schemes.
Please note: the Ashley Rural Water Supply is managed by the Hurunui District Council, and any information about restrictions on this scheme will be published on the Hurunui District Council website.
At times some of the Council’s water supply schemes will be required to conserve water for short periods of time or on a long term basis. During the summer months it is advisable to conserve water to avoid water restrictions.
The Council has five levels of water restrictions:
Alternate day watering
Watering of gardens and lawns is permitted on alternate days only
Alternate day hand held watering
All measures under Level 1, plus:
Alternate day hand held watering, with time restrictions
All measures under Level 2, plus:
Total outdoor water ban
All measures under Level 3, plus:
Total outdoor ban and domestic water use restrictions
All measures under Level 4, plus:
Some plumbing fittings have the potential to allow minute traces of metals to accumulate in water that has been standing in the fittings for several hours. This applies to both public and private water supplies.
Although the health risk is small, the Ministry of Health recommends that you flush a mugful of water from your drinking water tap each morning before drinking, or after a long absence from your property, to remove any metals that may have dissolved from the plumbing fittings.
The Ministry of Health is recommending this simple precaution for all households in New Zealand, including those on public and private water supplies in the Waimakariri District.