Water Supply

5 December 2018

Algae levels in the Marton Water Supply continue to be elevated resulting in odour and taste issues. RDC staff are monitoring these levels and undertaking daily water sampling. While the water may not taste or smell pleasant it is safe to drink. Rangitikei is not alone with Algae issues in its water supply with many other areas around the country experiencing the same problem, especially at this time of the year.

Council Offers Free Water

Rangitikei District Council is assisting residents on roof water supplies who need extra household water in the summer months. There are two options available:

Option One:

Order water to be delivered to your property from a registered supplier and the Council will reimburse you for the cost of the water. Bring your receipt, which shows your property location, into the Council for a refund on the water cost, cartage is your own cost.

Option Two:

If there is sufficient demand you can bring your bulk water containers to either Taihape or King Street in Marton between 10am and 11am on Mondays and Thursdays. To take advantage of this you must register with the Council, please ring 06 3270099 or 0800 422 522 and ask for Alicia who will take your details.