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Water mains flushing

Our contractors carry out flushing of water mains in dead-end streets, twice a year (April/May 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.

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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

The water main flushing will be happening from 22 to 26 May.

Aeordrome RoadAttlee Place
Awapuni RoadBanks Street
Birrell StreetCarnarvon Street
Childers RoadDunstan Road
EsplanadeGrey Street
Heron PlaceHeta Road
Hurahura RoadKaiti Beach Road
Karaka StreetKauri Street
Konini StreetMain Rd Makaraka
Northcote RoadOra Street
Palmerston RoadPeel Street
Puriri StreetRacecourse Road
Reads QuaySaleyards Road
Score RoadScott Street
Temple RoadThomson Street
Victoria Street

Anita GroveAsquith Street
Byron StreetChichester Street
Churchill CrescentClaire Place
Clifton PlaceDe Costa Avenue
Desmond RoadElsdon Best Street
Fergusson DriveGoldsmith Street
Judd StreetKaramu Street
Keiha StreetKnox Street
Kowahi StreetLeon Street
Loisel Street 
Matai StreetMason Street
Muir StreetNelson Road
Noel Bull AvenueParkview Place
Pohutukawa GrovePotae Avenue
Rata StreetRimu Street
Roger StreetRuru Avenue
School RoadSteed Avenue
Titoki StreetUren Place
Westpark Place

Adair StreetArgyll Street
Ash StreetAyton Street
Belgium TerraceBryce Street
Campbell StreetDalrymple Road
Diana DriveDuncan Street
Dryden StreetEdward Street
Franklin StreetGrundy Street
Greenwood StreetHill Road
Hillary HeightsHillview Terrace
Howarth Street 
Jellicoe StreetJohn Street
Justin StreetKennedy Street
Kingfisher DriveMassey Road
Oak StreetPatiti Street
Patrick StreetRussell Street
Shelley RoadStandord Crescent
Walsh StreetWi Pere Street

Adams StreetAldred Street
Belfast CrescentCentral Street
Crawford RoadDickson Street
Endcliffe RoadForest Park Lane
Gardner PlaceGrant Road
Haronga RoadHarris Street
Hauroa RoadHealey Place
Hinaki StreetIsland Road
Kingsley StreetLewis Street
Manners CourtMaude Street
Norwood RoadOrmond Road
Oxford StreetQueens Drive
Richardson AveRopata Street
Riverside RdShaw Street
Stevenson LaneSunvale Crescent
Tukura RoadTuranga Road
Waimata RoadWaiteata Street
Wallis StreetYork Street

Alice StreetBoyle Street
Coldstream RoadCurrie Place
Daphne StreetDarwin Road
Davy PlaceDonna Street
Dennis StreetEdelsten Place
Einstein StreetGillies Street
Halley StreetHansford Court
Heatherlea StreetHershell Road
Hector StreetHooper Street
Hudson StreetJackson Street
Kara StreetKelvin Street
Lawrence PlaceLister Place
Lorraine StreetLyell Road
Magnolia StreetMarian Drive
Martin StreetMildura Place
Peter Buck StreetRalph Street
Vivian StreetWainui Road
Wildish Street