Media releases

Hamilton, Waikato and Waipa are now all on Water Alert Level 1

01 December 2017

The move to Water Alert Level 1 was triggered by a significant increase in water consumption across the region. Water Alert Level 1 means using a sprinkler between 6am to 8am and 6pm to 8pm or hand-held hosing at any time.

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Council improves assessment of wastewater pipes

06 September 2017

Waikato District Council’s knowledge of the state of its wastewater pipe network has been vastly improved following the first six months of its Wastewater Overflow Continual Improvement Programme. About 45km of wastewater pipes have been cleaned and inspected via Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera in Raglan, Huntly, Ngaruawahia, Meremere and Te Kauwhata.

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Report to Council - sub-regional waters CCO

Published: Dec, 2016

This report recommends that, with one change in relation to water meters for Hamilton City, Waikato District Council supports the existing Record of Agreement and  the formation of a three-council asset-owning CCO.


Download: Report to Council - sub-regional waters CCO (116KB)

Sub-regional Water CCO Proposed Record of Agreement

Published: Jun, 2016

This report provides the proposed Record of Agreement (including a plain English version) which outlines the essential elements of a water and wastewater CCO, should one be formed. The Agreement was negotiated by a nine-person Governance Group made up of the Mayor and two Councillors each from Waikato District, Waipa District and Hamilton City Councils. 

Download: Sub-regional Water CCO Proposed Record of Agreement (1.80MB)

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