Water Services

By: Ashburton District Council  06-Dec-2011

Please use the links to the right to find out more about the Council’s utility assets.

The water services department has access to Council’s engineering records. If you need to find out more about the location of the water or sewer connection to your property please contact the department for assistance. If we have the details on file we can provide the information reasonably quickly.

Council administers all new connections to its various utility assets. If you need a new water, sewer or stormwater connection then you are required to make application to the department. Some schemes have reached capacity or the network is limited and can not provide for property connections. Please refer to the table below for details for the availability of the networks.

Piped Water Schemes

In Area Connections Permitted

Out of Area Connections Permitted

Comments

Ashburton

Yes

Conditional

Methven

Yes

Conditional

Rakaia

Yes

Conditional

Hinds

Yes

Conditional

Mt Somers

Conditional

No

Limited capacity

Fairton

Yes

Conditional

Chertsey

Yes

Conditional

Hakatere (Upper)

Conditional

No

Limited capacity

Mayfield

Conditional

No

Limited capacity

Dromore

Conditional

No

Limited capacity

Winchmore

Conditional

No

Limited capacity

Methven / Springfield

Conditional

No

Limited capacity

Montalto

Conditional

No

Limited capacity

Wastewater Schemes

Ashburton

Yes

Conditional

Methven

Yes

Conditional

Rakaia

Yes

Conditional

Stormwater Network

Ashburton

Yes

No

Methven

No

No

On site disposal only

Rakaia

No

No

On site disposal only

Hinds

No

No

On site disposal only

Stockwater Network

Methven / Lauriston

Yes

n/a

Winchmore / Rakaia

Yes

n/a

Montalto / Hinds

Yes

n/a

Mt Somers / Willowby

Yes

n/a

Fees and Charges

New Connection Fees

Applications for new connections incur an Application and Inspection Fee and water connections also incur a Main Tapping Fee.

Approved contractors are permitted to undertake service connection construction.  The scope of the work includes all construction work from the property boundary up to and including connection to the council main* (or channel for stormwater connections)

Note-: Due to the requirement to protect the integrity of public water supplies, the physical work associated with live tapping of watermains shall continue to be undertaken by council’s maintenance contractor.  The cost of this work is covered by the main tapping fee.

Development Contribution
A Development Contribution is a contribution towards future upgrading of the water supply and wastewater schemes treatment facilities. These are generally only payable at times of subdivision when new lots are created but may be applied for developments which impact on the schemes. 

They are currently set for the Ashburton, Methven, Rakaia, Hinds, Fairton and Chertsey Water supplies, and the Ashburton and Methven Wastewater schemes.


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