Council is responsible for providing drinking water supplies in the Ashburton District to the urban areas and rural communities of:
Water is a precious resource which can be in short supply during our hot dry summers. Water conservation is something that should be practised throughout the year to make sure that water is used wisely.
Connections and standards
New connections to any of Council's water supplies need approval before they are constructed. These are applied for through the service connection application process.
Ashburton District Council is committed to providing water that is safe to drink and meets legislative requirements. There are a range of treatment systems we use to eliminate microbiological contamination and minimise the risk to public health.
As a water supplier, Council must provide you with safe drinking water. Unfortunately the water supply can be contaminated if water is drawn back into the mains from your property. This is called backflow.
Water meters are installed on industrial, commercial and other extra-ordinary properties that are connected to Council operated water supplies.
Meters are installed to:
- Measure and charge for water
- Encourage water conservation
- Provide data for system design and analysis
Every year Council undertakes projects that upgrade or replace parts of the different water supplies.
Activity management plans
Activity Management Plans (AMPs) outline how Council manages our water supplies.