Notifications of any disruptions to water races

Current disruptions and outages

Disruptions will affect all races downstream and it may take up to 48 hours for flows in races lower down to be fully restored.

If you have any questions about the disruptions below, please contact the Water Services Team.


Date: 16/05/2022 - 19/05/2022 
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Paparua
Map: Affected Water Paparua [PDF, 0 KB]
Details: There is a water race outage in Rolleston, involving the Paparua scheme around Foster Park and Ridgeway Avenue Reserve in Rolleston. The stock water supply in the location (shown in purple) in the link above will be affected on those dates.


Date: 10/05/2022 - 14/05/2022 
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Malvern (Kowai Intake)
Map: Affected Water Malvern (Kowai Intake) [PDF, 1290 KB]
Details: Due to repair works, there is a water race outage at the Kowai Intake, involving most of the Malvern scheme. The stock water supply in the location (shown in purple) in the link above will be disrupted on those dates.



Date: 27/04/2022 - 30/04/2022 
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Malvern - Darfield/Kirwee
Map: Affected Water Malvern Darfield/Kirwee [PDF, 1049 KB]
Details: Due to piping works, there is a water race outage between Darfield and Kirwee, involving the Malvern scheme. The outage will affect the water race on Pole Road, Essendon Road, Anson Road, Barrys Road, Courtenay Road and Miles Road. The stock water supply in the location (shown in purple in the link above) will be disrupted on these dates.



Date: 05/04/2022 - 08/04/2022 
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Malvern (Glentunnel area)
Map: Affected Water Malvern (Glentunnel area) [PDF, 2022 KB]
Details: Due to urgent repair works, there will be a water race shutdown at Glentunnel Intake. There will be disruption to flows in the area shown in the map between 5th and 8th April 2022.


Paparua Scheme Water Race Users

Check our Paparua water race irrigation page for current restrictions and the daily roster.


Please contact the Council if you have any questions regarding any other disruptions.