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With up to 50mm of rain forecast for today, expect a bit of water
build up around the District again Waimakariri.
We have had a bit of practice lately, with this being the third
significant rain ‘event’ for the year.
Because of the recent rain, this latest batch is falling on very wet ground with an already high
water table. This means that ponding and
water spillage on some roads is inevitable.
Drivers are urged to
exercise extreme caution on the district’s roads, which are already slippery
and likely to continue to be so, until the rain eases, which is expected to be
later in the day.
The most intense rain is
expected to fall in the mid-to-late morning so keep a watch out for puddles and
On the infrastructure
front, Council has four (water) sucker trucks on standby.
We will monitor the sewer system particularly in the
areas of Hills Street/Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi and Cridland Street West,
We also have temporary storm pumps that can be
deployed within one hour’s notice (if needed) and have been keeping an eye on
rainfall and water levels throughout the district overnight.
The Water Unit has been busy checking all pumps
stations, inlet grills and flap gates this morning.
We expect the drainage
systems to cope with this rainfall.
Even so, we will continue
to closely monitor areas that are prone to flooding, while keeping an eye on
the rainfall and forecast.
Anyone with any problems
can alert Council by calling our customer service line 0800 965 468 (0800WMKGOV).
Contact: Matt McIlraith
Phone: 0800 965 468