Water supply cut on Saturday for Matata residents

Matata residents are being encouraged to fill their baths with water for general use and for flushing toilet cisterns, as well as storing some bottles of drinking water before the water supply is cut this Saturday between 9am and 12pm.

The Whakatane District Council says the planned water supply interruption will allow the commissioning of a new water main in Pollen Street.

The shutdown will affect all properties in Pollen Street, St John Street, Fairfield Lane, Marae Lane (including Rangitihi Marae), properties at the northern end of Manawahe Road, and properties at the eastern ends of Wilson Street, Nesbitt Street and Heale Street.

The Council says mains flushing will be carried out following reinstatement of full water pressure to remove any entrapped air or sediment in the line.

Residents are also encouraged to run an outside tap for at least 1 - 2 minutes to dislodge any sediment and remove entrapped air in water lines prior to using any inside taps.

Emma Griffiths