Marton Water Supply Strategy

The purpose of the Marton Water Supply Strategy is to consistently deliver good quality, affordable, safe drinking water at volumes for today and the future.

The strategy considers all possible solutions covering the following aspects:

  • Raw water source
  • Treatment
  • Storage
  • Delivery network

Several key projects are resulting from the strategy – they include:

An additional bore: Council will lift the supply of raw water to the Marton Water Treatment Plant from 3500m3 to 5000m3 per day. The additional bore should be operational by the end of 2022.

Leak investigation: Water consumption per capita is higher than elsewhere in Aotearoa. In 2022, Council will investigate the source of leaks and the following year it will create a programme of works to fix them. Council will also consider valves and bulk water flow meters.

Construction of new water treatment plant: The Marton Water Treatment Plant is about 100 years old. In 2022, Council will finalise its plans, costings and designs of the new plant that will be built the following year.

    Council and Committee Reports

    The following papers have been discussed in Council and Committee Meetings.

    Proposed Marton Water Supply Strategy - February 2019

    Marton Water Supply Strategy Update - May 2020

    Marton Water Supply Strategy Update - July 2021