Please note: If taking water from the tanks and tankers placed across the region we recommend boiling first as a precaution due to the risk of this water having degraded over time sitting stagnant in storage containers.
If you rely on a roof-fed tank or bore for your water supply (that is not Council’s urban supply) please boil your drinking water as a precaution. Your supply may have been impacted by flood waters and/or wind-blown debris. This situation is unknown as we are unable to test all bores, but we would advise you to use caution. Upon returning to normal operations it's advised to get your water tested to ensure it safe to drink.
Taumata Arowai has prepared the following advice for drinking water supplies after a flood.
Hastings District Council inspections and cleaning of a number of septic tanks in various locations across the district has shown the impact of flooding on onsite wastewater systems to be minor. At such sites where silt and sludge has NOT accumulated in these systems, authorised contractors can take the waste to East Clive Wastewater Treatment Plant to assist property owners in getting back into their homes.
The following contractors are approved to operate and dispose of septic waste at East Clive (starting Tuesday 21 March 2023):
Where contractors encounter systems that have been badly affected, they will be unable to clean these tanks out for disposal at East Clive. Council will work with those property owners on a solution for their waste.
Property owners are advised to contact their insurer to seek advice on cover for the cost of this cleaning.
For further information contact 06 871 5000.
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