Important Update: Mangaokewa Road now open

Thursday, 21 September 2017

A major landslip of private farmland has fallen into the Mangaokewa River and crossed over the Mangaokewa Road (approximately 6-7kms from State Highway 30).

Mangaokewa Road is now OPEN to traffic. Signs and traffic cones are in place. WDC's Roading Contractor is onsite carrying out further clean-up work.

The river at this location is about 25 kilometres upstream and is one of the raw water sources for the Te Kuiti Water Treatment Plant. The Water Treatment Plant is producing safe treated drinking water with no major issues. However, water production has slowed down considerably and we are monitoring the plant very closely.

We are seeking the cooperation of Te Kuiti residents and businesses to conserve water and be mindful of the current situation.

Te Kuiti water supply is on WATER CONSERVATION LEVEL 1:

Please conserve water use in and around the home, and at work, and avoid:

  • Washing vehicles
  • Washing/ water blasting of building exteriors and footpaths
  • Using hoses for clean up

It is very important to achieve as much water savings as possible to assist with the continued provision of a safe water supply for Te Kuiti.