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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, through its 16 water supply schemes, supplies water to about 85% of the district’s population. Of the 16 water supply schemes that the Council operates, seven of these are urban on-demand schemes and nine are restricted supplies.
On-demand supplies are for larger urban areas. On-demand means that customers draw water directly from the Council’s water mains, without needing a water tank on their property.
The on-demand supplies are Cust, Kaiapoi (including Pines/Kairaki), Oxford Urban, Pegasus, Rangiora, Waikuku Beach and Woodend. These schemes, although on-demand, have some restricted connections for adjoining rural properties.
Although these supplies are on-demand, there may be times when it is necessary for customers to conserve water. For information on how to conserve water, refer to the Water Conservation page.
Restricted supplies are generally for rural properties where on-demand supply is not possible. On these supplies, only an agreed volume of water is supplied to the customer's individual storage tank each day.
The restricted supplies are Garrymere, Fernside, Ohoka, Oxford Rural No. 1, Oxford Rural No. 2, Mandeville, Poyntzs Road, Summerhill and West Eyreton.
If you are on a restricted supply, all your water will be supplied through a restrictor fitted to the service pipe to the on-site storage tank on your property. However, some properties on Ohoka, Poyntzs Road and Garrymere schemes have a 13 l/m restrictor where an on-site tank is not required. Water will be supplied at a lower pressure compared to on-demand supplies.
Learn more about living with a restricted water supply (pdf, 163.8 KB).
Note: All connection numbers are as at June 2015.
Some properties in the Waimakariri District north of the Ashley River (Sefton/Ashley/Loburn areas) are connected to the Ashley Rural Water Scheme which is administered by the Hurunui District Council. A separate rates assessment for Ashley Rural water charges is sent out by the Hurunui District Council.