Our contractors carry out flushing of water mains in dead-end streets, twice a year (April and Sept/Oct). The affected streets are listed below and advertised on the radio and newspaper.
After the water-main has been flushed in your street, we recommended you run your front outside tap. This is only a precaution to prevent possible rusty water from staining your washing.
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.
A water supply interruption
Water interruptions may be planned or emergency shutdowns.
If planned our contractors will put a notice in your letterbox advising of any programmed water supply interruption.
The notice will tell you the day and time the water supply is to be turned off for maintenance or repairs. Things you may wish to do:
- store some water for general usage
- switch off the hot water cylinder or don't use your hot water
- turn off the taps to the automatic washing machine
- make sure there are no clothes or items in the sink in case a tap is left on accidentally
- turn your toby off at your boundary
- once the water is back on, turn on the closest tap to your toby, let it run for a few minutes.
Problems you may experience when the water is back on
No health concerns, this is usually air trapped in the water.
Turn on a tap on for at least 5 minutes to run it clear.
Contact us If the water is still milky after this.
Flushing of the mains has stirred up residue in the pipe.
Turn your tap on for at least 5 minutes to run it clear.
Contact us if the water is still rusty.
Toilet not refilling or water not running properly (low pressure).
An airlock or residue may have blocked part of the fillings.
Turn on your outside tap hard for a few minutes
Contact us if there's still no water.
Streets with water main flushing
Dead-end water mains are usually in cul-de-sac and no-exit streets.
Flushing ensures we continue to deliver the highest quality water to homes.
The day the water main will be flushed in your street
|Aeordrome Road||Attlee Place|
|Awapuni Road||Banks Street|
|Birrell Street||Carnarvon Street|
|Childers Road||Dunstan Road|
|Heron Place||Heta Road|
|Hurahura Road||Kaiti Beach Road|
|Karaka Street||Kauri Street|
|Konini Street||Main Rd Makaraka|
|Northcote Road||Ora Street|
|Palmerston Road||Peel Street|
|Puriri Street||Racecourse Road|
|Reads Quay||Saleyards Road|
|Score Road||Scott Street|
|Temple Road||Thomson Street|
|Anita Grove||Asquith Street|
|Byron Street||Chichester Street|
|Churchill Crescent||Claire Place|
|Clifton Place||De Costa Avenue|
|Desmond Road||Elsdon Best Street|
|Fergusson Drive||Goldsmith Street|
|Judd Street||Karamu Street|
|Keiha Street||Knox Street|
|Kowahi Street||Leon Street|
|Matai Street||Mason Street|
|Muir Street||Nelson Road|
|Noel Bull Avenue||Parkview Place|
|Pohutukawa Grove||Potae Avenue|
|Rata Street||Rimu Street|
|Roger Street||Ruru Avenue|
|School Road||Steed Avenue|
|Titoki Street||Uren Place|
|Adair Street||Argyll Street|
|Ash Street||Ayton Street|
|Belgium Terrace||Bryce Street|
|Campbell Street||Dalrymple Road|
|Diana Drive||Duncan Street|
|Dryden Street||Edward Street|
|Franklin Street||Grundy Street|
|Greenwood Street||Hill Road|
|Hillary Heights||Hillview Terrace|
|Jellicoe Street||John Street|
|Justin Street||Kennedy Street|
|Kingfisher Drive||Massey Road|
|Oak Street||Patiti Street|
|Patrick Street||Russell Street|
|Shelley Road||Standord Crescent|
|Walsh Street||Wi Pere Street|
|Adams Street||Aldred Street|
|Belfast Crescent||Central Street|
|Crawford Road||Dickson Street|
|Endcliffe Road||Forest Park Lane|
|Gardner Place||Grant Road|
|Haronga Road||Harris Street|
|Hauroa Road||Healey Place|
|Hinaki Street||Island Road|
|Kingsley Street||Lewis Street|
|Manners Court||Maude Street|
|Norwood Road||Ormond Road|
|Oxford Street||Queens Drive|
|Richardson Ave||Ropata Street|
|Riverside Rd||Shaw Street|
|Stevenson Lane||Sunvale Crescent|
|Tukura Road||Turanga Road|
|Waimata Road||Waiteata Street|
|Wallis Street||York Street|
|Alice Street||Boyle Street|
|Coldstream Road||Currie Place|
|Daphne Street||Darwin Road|
|Davy Place||Donna Street|
|Dennis Street||Edelsten Place|
|Einstein Street||Gillies Street|
|Halley Street||Hansford Court|
|Heatherlea Street||Hershell Road|
|Hector Street||Hooper Street|
|Hudson Street||Jackson Street|
|Kara Street||Kelvin Street|
|Lawrence Place||Lister Place|
|Lorraine Street||Lyell Road|
|Magnolia Street||Marian Drive|
|Martin Street||Mildura Place|
|Peter Buck Street||Ralph Street|
|Vivian Street||Wainui Road|