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: 26/07/2021 - 30/07/2021
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Malvern
Map: Affected Water Malvern [PDF, 973 KB]
Details: Due to river conditions, there have been widespread issues getting flow into the intakes for this scheme. Council is currently working to restore flow to the scheme. The area affected is shown in purple shading in the link above.


Date: 26/07/2021 - 01/08/2021
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Upper Ellesmere
Map: Affected Water Upper Ellesmere [PDF, 1040 KB]
Details: Due to river conditions, we are currently experiencing issues with getting water in to the water races in the Upper Ellesmere scheme. The area affected is shown in purple shading in the link above. We are aware of the situation and have notified Grasslands to remedy this.


Date: 27/07/2021 - 01/08/2021
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Paparua
Map: Affected Water Paparua [PDF, 1094 KB]
Details: Due to river conditions at the Paparua intake, there will be flow disruptions in the whole Paparua scheme. Council is commencing urgent river works to reinstate the flow as soon as possible. This is a scheme-wide disruption for the Paparua scheme. Please find attached a map showing the affected areas


Date: 20/07/2021 - 26/07/2021
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Malvern
Map: Affected Water Malvern [PDF, 973 KB]
Details: Due to river conditions, there have been widespread issues getting flow into the intakes for this scheme. Council is currently working to restore flow to the intakes. The area affected is shown in purple shading in the link above.


Date: 20/07/2021 - 26/07/2021
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Upper Ellesmere
Map: Affected Water Ellesmere [PDF, 1040 KB]
Details: Due to river conditions, we are currently experiencing issues with getting water in to the water races in the Upper Ellesmere scheme. The area affected is shown in purple shading in the map above. We are aware of the situation and are working with Grasslands to remedy this.


Date: 20/07/2021 - 26/07/2021
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Paparua
Map: Affected Water Paparua [PDF, 1094 KB]
Details: Due to river conditions at the Paparua intake, there will be flow disruptions in the whole Paparua scheme during these dates. This is a scheme-wide disruption for the Paparua scheme. Please find attached a map showing the affected areas.


Date: 16/07/2021 - 18/07/2021
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: All stock water schemes
Map:
Details: Due to severer weather event and changing river conditions all intakes have been closed as a precaution which is likely to cause widespread disruptions to all stock water race schemes. We will provide an update once intakes have been restored.


Date: 19/07/2021 - 27/07/2021
Type: Major disruption and shutdown
Affected Schemes: Paparua
Map: Affected Water Paparua [PDF, 1234 KB]
Details: Council is upgrading critical infrastructure which will involve major disruptions across the Paparua Stock Water Race Scheme. Disruptions will occur across the entire scheme with a large portion having no supply for the duration of the works. Please referred to the map attached showing the area affected. Land owners reliant on the stock water race scheme will need to make their own alternative arrangements for supply during this period. Council contractors will be working to ensure the disruption is as short as possible. The planned shutdown is for three days but it may take some time following reinstatement for flow to return to some water races and properties. These works will prevent unplanned outages should the infrastructure failed during times of peak demand.


Date: 12/07/2021 - 15/07/2021
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Paparua - Templeton/Prebbleton
Map: Affected Water Paparua [PDF, 951 KB]
Details: There is a planned water race outage in Templeton/Prebbleton, involving the Paparua scheme. This is due to CSM2 works. The stock water supply in the location (shown in purple in the link above will be affected


Date: 24/06/2021 - 11/07/2021
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Upper Ellesmere
Map: Affected Water Upper Ellesmere [PDF, 1040 KB]
Details: Due to river conditions, we are currently experiencing issues with getting water in to the water races in the Upper Ellesmere scheme. The area affected is shown in purple shading in the link above. We are working with Grasslands to remedy this.


Date: 23/06/2021 - 26/06/2021
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Paparua
Map: Affected Water Paparua [PDF, 1700 KB]
Details: There is a planned water race outage around the Burnham area, involving the Paparua scheme. The outage will affect the main water race along Sandy Knolls Road, Aylesbury Road, Burnham School Road as well as the side races related to this race. The stock water supply in the location (shown in purple) in the link above.


Date: 15/06/2021 - 27/06/2021
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Malvern
Map: Affected Water Malvern [PDF, 973 KB]
Details: Due to river conditions, there have been widespread issues getting flow into the Waimakariri Gorge, and Kowai intakes for this scheme. Council is currently working urgently to restore flow to the intakes, but due to the extensive damage from the recent flood event, it may take a while to repair the assets. The area affected is shown in purple shading in the link above.


Date: 10/06/2021 - 25/06/2021
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Malvern (Glentunnel Intake)
Map: Affected Water Malvern (Glentunnel Intake) [PDF, 2022 KB]
Details: Due to river conditions, there have been issues getting flow into the Glentunnel intakes for the Malvern scheme. Council is currently working urgently to restore flow to this intake, but the works are extensive due to the recent floods.There will be intermittent flows in the area shown in the map between 10th and 25th June 2021.

Council have reinstated flows into the rest of the Malvern scheme.


Date: 29/06/2021 - 01/07/2021
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Malvern
Map: Affected Water Malvern [PDF, 1396 KB]
Details: There is a planned water race outage on Wards Road by Charing Cross, involving the Malvern scheme. The stock water supply in the location (shown in purple) in the link above will be affected.


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.