Providing safe drinking water is Council’s number one priority. In order to ensure we deliver this to the communities we supply water to, we are investing heavily in improving the safety, resilience, capacity and flexibility of our drinking water infrastructure, processes and water teams. Significant progress is being made.
Hastings to Havelock North water main project
A major new water main between Hastings and Havelock North is being installed as a key part of an overall drinking water infrastructure upgrade plan. The $10 million project will see the pipe laid over 4.8 kilometres, from Sylvan Road in Hastings to Napier Rd in Havelock North, via St Aubyn St, Windsor Ave, Howard St, St George’s Rd and Crosses Rd. For more information visit the Hastings to Havelock North Water Main Project section of our website.
Drinking water video
Water New Zealand's water quality principal advisor Jim Graham tells us why and how we treat drinking water. You will also find out all you need to know about chlorination.
Our drinking water updates
Keeping our community informed of the latest information on drinking water is also a priority. Council has a number of ways of doing this, including through traditional media, social media and publishing Drinking Water Updates.
The most recent Drinking Water Update is for residents of Haumoana, Te Awanga and Parkhill:
Our Drinking Water Update - November 2018 (pdf 4.4 MB)
Previous water updates can be viewed below