Buller District Council

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Media Release – Water Restrictions Ease for Westport & Carters Beach Residents

11th October, 2017
Council will be easing water restrictions on the Westport & Carters Beach supply for all consumers. Effective tomorrow, Thursday 12 October 2017, residential properties will also be downgraded from Essential Use to Restricted Use. This allows limited consumption of potable water for outdoor use with hand-held buckets, watering cans, water blasters and low flow devices/attachments. […] Read more »

Media Release – Leaks fixed for Westport & Carters Beach Water Supply

9th October, 2017
Significant leaks discovered in the raw water line connecting the reservoir ponds to the Westport Water Treatment Plant were temporarily fixed over the weekend. WestReef crews battled difficult circumstances on Saturday to “bandage” two sections of concrete pipe with special purpose wrapping to stem the water loss, at least for the short term. The work […] Read more »

Media Release – Water Restrictions Easing for Westport & Carters Beach

4th October, 2017
Council will be easing water restrictions on the Westport & Carters Beach supply as the reservoir capacity has recovered in recent weeks. Effective tomorrow, all businesses, education, health care and essential services will be downgraded from Essential Use to Restricted Use. This allows limited consumption of potable water for operational and maintenance activities as required […] Read more »

Media Release- Boost for Project Delivery

3rd October, 2017
Council will be engaging the services of Mr Glenn Irving of CGW (Cameron Gibson & Wells Limited) to drive improved delivery of capital works projects. CGW provide professional capability across all engineering disciplines with extensive experience working with local councils. Following a recent restructure of the Assets & Infrastructure team, a new Projects & Contracts […] Read more »

Media – Largest adventure race in the world is confirmed for Westport

2nd October, 2017
It was announced yesterday that the Torpedo7 Spring Challenge women’s adventure race will be hosted in Westport in 2018. This event is the vision and creation of 5x Adventure Racing World Champion Nathan Fa’avae and has been held annually since 2007. This year’s event was hosted in Geraldine, and had a record number of 600 […] Read more »

IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION – Westport and Carters Beach Water Supply

29th September, 2017
Consumers on the Westport and Carters Beach water supply are advised that planned maintenance to the sand filters at the Westport Water Treatment Plant is scheduled for Monday 2nd and Wednesday 4th of October 2017. The cleaning is scheduled to take three hours, during which time there is expected to be NO IMPACT to the […] Read more »

Westport/Carters Beach Water Supply Meetings

19th September, 2017
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Westport/Carters Beach Water Supply Public Meeting

12th September, 2017
Council invites you to a Q&A session regarding the Westport/Carters Beach Water Supply. Read more »

Public Meeting- Punakaiki Water Supply

8th September, 2017
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Media Release-Westport residents urged to comply with water restrictions

6th September, 2017
Council says at current rates of consumption, Westport and Carters Beach will run out of water in less than two weeks unless residents comply with the restrictions in place. Due to the collapse in the No.1 Tunnel, and the need to pump all water to the Westport Water Treatment Plant from the alternative water supply, […] Read more »
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