Information and advice on drinking water in the Gisborne district.
Flush water before drinking
Residents are reminded of the Ministry of Health recommendation to flush a mugful of water from drinking-water taps (including those with filters) each morning before use to remove any metals that may have dissolved from plumbing fittings. This is recommended for all households, including those on public and private water supplies.
City water supply
Gisborne city draws its water from 2 surface water sources. The Waingake Water Treatment Plant draws water from the Mangapoike dams and the Te Arai bush catchment. For more information on:
Private water tanks
Rural residents have private water tanks. More information on:
Water education resources
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