Buller District Council

Media Releases

Reefton Water Supply – Water Conservation Notice

22nd January, 2018
The Reefton Water Supply reservoir has recovered sufficiently to allow water restrictions to be downgraded to conservation usage. Conservation measures are expected to remain in place over the duration of this ongoing dry period. Water saving tips are available on our website here Council appreciates residents cooperation during this time. Read more »

Media release – Rates hearings start soon

19th January, 2018
Buller District Council will be listening to submitters next week about a proposal to change the rating system to Capital Value, and to reduce the 43 different rates in the dollar paid by ratepayers to nine. Before the hearings start Councillors will have read over 1,000 pages of written submissions and met with many interested ratepayers […] Read more »

Westport/Carters Beach Water Supply Low Pressure

18th January, 2018
Consumers on the Westport/Carters Beach water supply are advised that the supply will be on low pressure on Tuesday 23 January from 9.00am until approximately 4.00pm. The reason for the low pressure is to allow for urgent repairs to the trunk main. Normal pressure will be resumed as soon as possible. Some consumers may experience […] Read more »

Precautionary Boiled Water Notice- Punakaiki Water Supply

8th January, 2018
Consumers on the Punakaiki water supply are advised that a precautionary boiled water notice is in effect immediately due to the need to introduce raw water to the reservoir tanks. High usage and a recent water leak has resulted in the treated water reservoir becoming very low. Raw water has been introduced to ensure continuity […] Read more »

Water restrictions now in place for Reefton

2nd January, 2018
Due to low reservoir levels and higher than normal usage, consumers on the Reefton water supply are requested to restrict the amount of water they use each day. To enable the treated water reservoir to recover, consumers are asked to restrict the amount of water used as much as possible. This includes garden irrigation, car […] Read more »

Water Conservation Notice- Reefton Water Supply

19th December, 2017
The Reefton Water Supply reservoir has recovered sufficiently to allow water restrictions to be downgraded to conservation usage. Conservation measures are expected to remain in place over the duration of this on-going dry period. Water saving tips are available by clicking here Council appreciates residents cooperation during this time. Read more »

Westport and Carters Beach Water Supply: Low Pressure

18th December, 2017
Consumers on the Westport and Carters Beach water supply are advised that the supply will be operating on low pressure on Tuesday 19 December from 10.00am until approximately 3.00pm to allow for urgent repairs to the 14 inch trunk main. Normal pressure will be resumed as soon as possible. Some consumers may experience very low […] Read more »

Media Release-Don’t be too late to have your say about Buller Rates Overhaul

15th December, 2017
Buller District Council is proposing to change the way rates are calculated and wants to hear what ratepayers think about it. “Submissions close on Monday and we would like to remind all ratepayers of this to give them a last opportunity to put a submission in over the weekend” says Buller District Council CEO Andy […] Read more »

Media Release – Commission: ‘no’ to amalgamation, ‘yes’ to combined district planning

6th December, 2017
The Local Government Commission has determined its preferred option for local government reorganisation on the West Coast is the transfer of district plan preparation from the Buller, Grey and Westland district councils to the West Coast Regional Council. This will include a joint committee of the four councils to be responsible for developing and approving […] Read more »

Water Conservation Notice – Reefton Water Supply

28th November, 2017
The Reefton Water Supply reservoir has gradually depleted during the recent dry weather. Without this buffer storage, the pumps are now operating continuously to ensure safe drinking water is maintained for all consumers. Staff are investigating options to boost reservoir levels as quickly as possible. Restoring this buffer will provide contingency in case of unplanned […] Read more »
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