Oxford Rural No.2 Water Supply Progress

Published: 28-May-2018

Works are well underway to upgrade the Oxford Rural No.2 Water Supply scheme to meet the New Zealand Drinking Water Standards. Works include the construction of three water pumping stations that will be connected to the existing water reticulation.

Pipes and Pumps being installed at the new Gammans Rd Pump Station. To allow contractors to make the necessary connections, water to the Oxford Rural No.2 Water Supply scheme will need to be turned off three times between 9am and 3pm over the period between Monday 16 April and Thursday 19 April 2018.  Users on the scheme have been notified in writing.

It was resolved by Council in 2014 to join the Oxford Rural No.2 Water Supply scheme with the Oxford Urban Water Supply scheme, with both schemes drawing high quality groundwater from the Oxford Urban headworks located in Domain Road.  Since that time, Council has installed a second back-up well at the headworks and have let a contract to build three pump stations at the Gammans and Bay Road Reservoir sites as well as at Sladdens Bush Road.

In June 2018, the Oxford Rural No.2 Water Supply will be switched over to the Oxford Urban Water Supply after the successful commissioning of the new pump stations.