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Water

Temporary Note

DRINKING WATER: Health Notice

Some plumbing fittings have the potential to allow minute traces of metal to accumulate in water standing in the fittings for several hours.

Although the health risk is small, the Ministry of Health recommends that you flush a mugful of water from your drinking-water tap each morning before you use to remove any metal that may have dissolved from the plumbing fittings.

We recommend this simple precaution for all households, including those on public and private water supplies.

Rangitikei District Council supplies water to the residents of the district via six urban and four rural schemes.

Urban Schemes

  • Bulls
  • Hunterville
  • Mangaweka
  • Marton
  • Ratana
  • Taihape

The six urban schemes together consume on average 7,800 m3 per day via 139.2 kilometres of reticulation (pipelines).

Each community or scheme have their own source and treatment plants with the exception of Hunterville urban, which is supplied from the Hunterville Rural Scheme but treats to a potable standard before distribution. The Hunterville community is also on universal metering.

Rural Schemes

The four rural schemes together consume on average 4,700 m3 per day via 226.4 kilometres of reticulation (pipelines).

Rural schemes are for agricultural purposes only and are not treated to a potable standard.

Full details of Council’s plans to manage its water assets can be found in the:

Asset Management Plan 3 Waters 2017-2018