Buller District Council

Reefton Water Supply

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Reefton is currently on a precautionary Boil Water Notice, which on advice from Canterbury District Health Board, will not be lifted until the system can demonstrate adequate protection against the recontamination of treated water. Due to the age of the reticulation and known pipe leaks, the only proven and practical solution to recontamination is residual disinfectant i.e. chlorination.

Successful introduction of chlorine to the water supply requires changes to the current network architecture and other system improvements to ensure water quality for consumers remains safe and aesthetic, including acceptable levels of taste, odour and colour.

Council appreciates the understanding and cooperation of the Reefton community during this time.

Reefton Water Supply Information December 2020 (0.98Mb)
Boil Water Notice FAQ’s (521Kb)
Why do we have to put chlorine in water (2Mb)
Water Chlorination FAQ’s (258Kb)

Reefton Water Supply Information July 2020 (394Kb)
FAQs-Reefton-Water-Supply (354Kb)


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