In this section
- Water Metering and Water Charges
- Water Restrictions
- Water Quality
- Backflow Prevention Requirements
- Our Water Sources and Water Treatment
- Private Water Supplies
- Save water
- Water schemes under chlorination
- Bulk Water Extraction
- Water connection
- West Melton Water Supply Status
- Changing your units or removing your restrictor
Find the location and details of our Water utilities (pipes and connections) using the Canterbury Maps Viewer website.
Request a service
- Check our water metering and charges
- Register to Selwyn Gets Ready and be informed of water alerts
- Report a Fault - Snap Send Solve
- Request a new water connection
- Request a change in water units allowance
- Rates enquiry
Our water Schemes
We manage over 30 water supplies across the District that spans from Arthur's Pass to Taumutu in the southern region.
Managing our water demand
- The Council's Water Conservation and Demand Management Plan [PDF, 1593 KB] provides background information and an analysis of water management in the Selwyn District, and presents a plan for improved water demand management. This plan was approved by Council on 8 June 2016.
- High growth in the eastern urban townships including Rolleston, Lincoln, West Melton and Prebbleton, is driving the need for more public drinking water from these townships sources - both at existing and new sites.
- For some townships residents are able to self-monitor scheme capacity and adjust water usage to suit e.g. don’t irrigate lawns while the scheme is under pressure.
- We always encourage all users to wise water consumption.
- All current township water restrictions are notified via this website, Facebook and https://selwyn.getsready.net/ Council also informs its rate payers through etxt and emails.
- To understand how much water is available in our region and how we manage it, you can visit the Regional Council's website: LAWA (Land, Air, Water Aotearoa) website. To understand how we are doing compared to other districts you can visit Water NZ website.
- Further information about the districts water supplies is available in the 5Waters Activity Management Plans