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Water

 
This page contains information about the supply of water to residents and businesses in the Whangarei District.
Updated: 12/06/2015 10:13 a.m.
 

We own and operate the storage dams, treatment plants, pipework and water meters that make up the district's water supply network.

We provide approximately 9 million cubic metres of treated water annually to about 80% of the district's population. The average daily production is approximately 25,000 cubic metres, all of which is treated to meet the Ministry of Health Drinking Water Standards.

Water sources

We draw water from 9 raw water sources throughout the district. Consent conditions for each set the limit on how much can be drawn at any one time.

While the district's water supply is sufficient in years with normal rainfall, conservation measures in our contingency plan are put in place to manage supply during years when drought conditions occur.

To view the current levels of our two main storage dams, follow the link below. 

Water treatment

Water is treated with processes appropriate to the quality of the intake water. It usually involves a combination of sediment removal, clarification, pH correction, filtration, chlorine dosing and UV filtration. 

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