Pay it online, report an issue or request a service, submit on it, or ask us.
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.
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 Waimakariri District Council operates 16 water supply schemes supplying water to over 15,000 properties.
If you have a problem with your water supply, please call the Council on 03 311 8900. If the problem is on the Council side of the 'point of supply', the Council's maintenance contractor will fix it for you.
It may be that your water supply problems are not the Council’s responsibility, for example, there is a private problem with the pipes in your house or the pipe between the Council’s service valve to your house is leaking. If this is the case, you will need to call a plumber and pay them to fix the problem.
For an application to obtain a permit to use a fire hydrant, please contact the Water Asset Manager on 03 311 8900.
The Oxford Rural No.2 water supply
scheme is in need of an upgrade to its source in to achieve compliance with the
Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand.
Its current source is an
infiltration gallery at Coopers Creek. The scheme achieves compliance with the
bacterial requirements of the Drinking-water Standards, but not the protozoal
requirements (protozoa are organisms such as giardia that can be harmful to
humans). It also suffers from elevated turbidity (cloudiness of the water) during
high rainfall events. Staff investigated options for an upgrade to the source,
and following public consultation in May 2014 the Council resolved to join the
Oxford Rural No.2 scheme with the Oxford Urban scheme. The Oxford Urban scheme
has a high quality secure source at Domain Road that meets both the bacterial
and protozoal requirements of the Drinking Water Standards.
Since this decision, Council has
drilled a second well at Domain Road to provide back-up to the two supplies,
and also to provide additional capacity for the future. After gaining consent
to take water from the second Domain Road well the well headworks and well pump
were installed in June and July 2017, and this well is now operating and
feeding the Oxford Urban supply (in tandem with the original Domain Road well).
The final stage of the project to
join the Oxford Urban and Oxford Rural No.2 schemes is to construct three pump
stations within the system to pump water from the urban scheme into the Rural
No.2 scheme, and to provide chlorination of the water before it enters the
Rural No.2 system. One pump station is being constructed at the Gammans Creek
reservoir site, one at Bay Road and a small booster pump station on Sladdens
The contract for the construction
of these pump stations has been awarded to ARC Construction Limited, and
construction is underway at present. Construction is to be completed and the
Oxford Rural No.2 scheme source switched over to Domain Road by the end of June