Navigate Up
Sign In
We've started building a new website. Come and have a look!

Kiwi Safe, Water Clean at Whau Valley Dam

This page contains a news story about dogs being kept on-leash at Whau Valley Dam.
Updated: 20/12/2019 11:09 a.m.

"Make sure your dog is on a leash if you are walking your dog around Whau Valley Dam.

"Young kiwi have been released in this catchment and we want to keep them safe, so we need people to make sure their dogs are on a leash," said Council’s Health and Bylaws manger Reiner Mussle.

"Our dog control team will be policing this area more ivn future to ensure that this Leash Control area is adhered to. First, we want to make sure dogs are not getting into the bush and killing kiwi, and second, we want to make sure people are picking up the poo their dogs leave behind.

Council’s Water Services Manager Andrew Venmore said all the water that is taken from the dam goes through a stringent cleaning process before being piped out into our District.

Picture of a good dog wearing her leash at Whau Valley Dam.

"The water is clean, but everything we can do to keep it as clean as possible at the source helps us to maintain standards. Therefore, it is important to keep dog poo out of the system and not have dogs swimming in the water.

"We have put up signs around the carpark at the dam and ask people to cooperate, and to report any breaches to our 0800 number, 0800 WDC INFO (0800 932 4636).



Whangarei District Council owns this website and the information, images and photographs in it are subject to copyright. No portion may be copied or republished without prior permission of Whangarei District Council. We have made every reasonable effort to provide accurate and reliable information. The use of any information is at the website visitor’s own risk and discretion.