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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.
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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
The Boil Water Notice still
remains in force on the Oxford Rural No.1 water supply scheme as a
precautionary measure. Please continue to boil all drinking water on a
rolling boil for at least 3 minutes before consuming.
Since the positive E.coli result
on the 26 January 2018, Council staff have been undertaking extensive testing
and seeking expert advice with the aim of being able to lift the Boil Water
Notice. We have inspected the headworks, reservoirs and several
connection points but no potential source of contamination has been
identified. Additionally all subsequent sampling (daily samples taken at
4 sites across the scheme) have tested clear of contamination.
The positive E. coli has however
called into question the bacterial compliance of the scheme. We have received
technical advice that bacteria can survive in water with residual chlorine when
the turbidity levels are high, such as occurs on the Oxford Rural No.1
scheme. Staff have therefore not been able to gain the required levels of
confidence in the supply to lift the Boil Water Notice, and following
discussions with the Drinking Water Assessors at Community & Public Health
of the Canterbury District Health Board it is now considered likely that the
notice may not be able to be lifted until the new source comes online. We will
however continue to seek further advice and undertake any additional testing
that may allow the notice to be lifted earlier.
The consent application is
currently underway to take water from the new bore on McPhedrons Road that is
to be the new source for the scheme. Under the current programme it is
expected to be 12 months before the new source is online. We are looking
to fast track the project to bring this source online earlier if possible.
Other than continuing to boil
water, an alternative source of drinking water is the Oxford campervan filling
point outside 82 High Street in Oxford. Members of the public are able to
bring bottles to fill with water from the Oxford town supply for use at their
A public meeting is proposed to be
held at the Oxford Town Hall on Tuesday 20 February 2018 from 7pm to 9pm to
give the public some more information and an opportunity to ask questions.
Click here to View / Download a detailed map of the Oxford Rural No.1 Water Supply Scheme (pdf, 788.1 KB)