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Water Notices

Planned water outage - western end of Morrinsville: 4 May, 10.30pm-11.30pm

A trial water shut down will take place in the western end of Morrinsville on Wednesday 4 May from 10.30pm-11.30pm. The work involves checking valves so we can replace a flowmeter on the trunk main.

This is anticipated to affect only the industrial area and residents down SH26 and West Street should only be affected momentarily. Residents may experience loss of water for a few minutes while we confirm the water can be isolated.

 

Morrinsville water outage

Monday 2 May - 12.30pm: Morrinsville returns to Level 2 water restrictions

Thanks Morrinsville! The water saving efforts over the weekend has meant the reservoir's back to the level it was prior to last week's water leak. We're able to return to Level 2 water restrictions - where sprinklers and garden irrigation systems can only be used on alternate days. Read more about Level 2 water restrictions.

Friday 29 April - 3.30pm: Morrinsville moves to Level 4 water restrictions

A big thank you to all those who were affected by the water leak last night in Morrinsville – we really appreciated your patience while we found a way to get water flowing to your taps again.

A fair bit of water was lost and we’d really appreciate your help over the weekend to give the reservoir water level a chance to recover. We’re currently on Level 2 water restrictions but for the next few days we’re moving Morrinsville to Level 4 water restrictions - to be reviewed again on Monday.

At Level 4 there is a total outdoor water ban, where all use of water outside the house is banned and only essential water use is allowed (i.e. for drinking and hygiene).

We apologise if this mucks up your plans for the weekend but if we can significantly reduce our water use for a few days there’s a greater likelihood we’ll be able to return to Level 2 restrictions early next week. We know some people would like to see the removal of all water restrictions but it’s still really dry, and with no significant rain in the forecast and water demand still quite high the Level 2 water restrictions need to continue.

The pipe break is now fully repaired and if you notice “dirty” water, we recommend turning on an outside tap for a few minutes to flush through any sediment or air bubbles, which may cause discolouration to the water. If that does not solve the issue, please contact us on 0800 746 467. Another update will be provided at the start of next week.

Thursday 28 April - 11.20pm: Morrinsville please conserve water. While we repair the water leak, a temporary solution is in place to provide enough water for drinking and hygiene purposes only. The town will experience low water pressure for the next two or three days while the water reservoir level recovers.

Saving water can be as simple as turning off the tap when you’re brushing your teeth or shaving, keeping your showers short and avoiding outdoor water use. For more water saving tips head to mpdc.nz/watersaving

Thursday 28 April - 9.20pm: Our water team have located the leak and are undertaking repairs. Please make sure that your taps are turned off while we are working to fix the break. Thank you for your patience while we try and resolve the issue this evening.

Thursday 28 April - 7.45pm: There is an issue with the water supply in Morrinsville. Our water operators are on site determining what the problem is. An update will be provided as soon as we have more information.

 
Water valve testing, ongoing around the district.

We are exercising water valves around the district to ensure they're working properly - this is an important part of maintaining our water network as it helps us indentify issues early. This process may dislodge sediment and it's possible some properties may experience "dirty water".

If you notice dirty water, we recommend turning on an outside tap for a few minutes to flush through any sediment or air bubbles, which may cause discolouration to the water. If that does not solve the issue, please contact us 0800 746 467. Thank you for your patience.

 

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