Water supply permits held by Council.
With regard to the provision of potable water, Councils have the obligation to identify where such a service is required, and to either provide it directly themselves, or to maintain an overview of the supply if it is provided by others.
In the Central Hawke’s Bay District, there are presently seven public water supply systems located at Otane (part of Waipawa), Waipawa, Waipukurau, Takapau, Porangahau, Te Paerahi and Kairakau. Water has also been supplied to the Pourerere Camping Ground and toilet block.
Drinking Water Standards Compliance
Ministry of Health - Public Notice
Some plumbing fittings have the potential to allow minute traces of metal to accumulate in water standing in the fittings for several hours.
Although the health risk is small, the Ministry of Health recommends that you flush a cupful of water from your drinking water tap each morning before use to remove any metals that may have dissolved from the plumbing fittings. We are recommending this simple precaution for all households, including those on public and private water supplies.
Director-General of Health
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