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Milton Water

Milton Water Update, Monday 14 May 2018

Please be advised that the water tanker which is currently at the White Horse Inn Carpark, will be removed tomorrow, Tuesday 15 May. The last of the bottled water is only available at the Service Centre upon request. Thanks

Milton Water Update, Monday 7 May 2018

Council staff and contractors are continuing to try and isolate the exact cause of the discoloured water in Milton.

We have had interim results back from urgent water samples taken last week, which show the water is e-coli free (so contains no common bugs).

We are still waiting on further test results from a second round of samples taken.

We are also talking to a national water expert about the discolouration.

A water tanker is still available in the White Horse Inn carpark for those wanting drinking water (please take your own containers) and bottled water is available from the Milton Service Centre during opening hours.

Thanks to all those that have taken the time to lodge a service request about their water, allowing us to get a clearer picture of the affected areas.

You can contact Council on 03 419 0200 or 0800 801 350.

Friday 4 May 2018

Council staff and contractors are still working hard to locate the source of the discoloured water in Milton and are continuing to carry out remedial action such as localised flushing etc.

We are expecting interim results from the urgent water samples we sent to the lab back this afternoon.

However, we wanted to let Milton residents know that a tanker of water will be parked in the White Horse Inn carpark during the weekend for those that wish to collect drinking water. We  expect this to be in place from late Friday afternoon. Please make sure you take your own containers to collect it in.

We are expecting more bottles of drinking water to be delivered to the Milton Service Centre on Monday.

Thanks to all those that have taken the time to lodge a service request about their water, allowing us to get a clearer picture of the affected areas.

At this stage, we don't expect to be providing any more updates until Monday, unless we have new information. But, please be aware you can contact our after hours number on 03 419 0200 or 0800 801 350.

3 May 2018

We are working to find the main cause of the discoloured water affecting some Milton residents.

The issue seems to be spread across the network rather than isolated to one area. We know the water treatment plant itself is producing clear water and the mains have been flushed more than once.

Our latest response so far includes:

  • The contractors changing one of the main pipe configurations to see if this makes a difference.

  • Water samples being taken from various places including the most affected properties and the lab is processing these urgently.

  • Repeat samples will be taken over the next few days.

  • When service requests come in the contractors are checking water and doing a local flush to see if that makes a difference.

  • Our contractors are out talking to affected residents where possible to get as much information as they can.

We are taking this issue seriously and encourage residents to rings us on 0800 801 350 to lodge service requests so we do have a record of them in our system.

In addition, we are making a small amount of drinking water available for those who wish to collect it from our Milton Service Centre, a limited amount is available from now until the weekend, with more bottled water being delivered on Monday. The water given out will be per household and people will need to register their details when they collect it, this is just so we can get a clear picture of where the affected households are.

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to report issues so far.

2 May 2018

We know that some Milton residents are having water quality issues with discoloured water.

Council contractors have been working to fix this, including flushing mains, the water treatment plant itself is producing good quality water that is clear.

We are also doing some additional testing currently to see if we can determine what exactly is causing the discolouration and where it is happening.

The pictured map is where we have had reports of discolouration during April and a flushing programme has been carried out since then.

So, if people are having continuing issues please ring and report it through 0800 801 350 or the Milton Service Centre, this helps us identify the areas and potential cause.

Although the water is discoloured, testing to date has shown it is not unsafe.

Thanks everyone for your patience while we work to get this resolved.


 

Spray Notice

Delta Utility Services Ltd, on behalf of the Clutha District Council and Southroads, apply herbicides to pest plants (noxious weeds) and road shoulders.

This work is for the Road Maintenance contract 756 and includes roadsides in both urban and rural areas.

Tordon bushkiller and red dye is applied to pest plants.

Glysophate is applied to road shoulders.

 If you have any further questions regaring this, please contact Council on 0800 801 350 or help.desk@cluthadc.govt.nz

Anticipated spraying areas taking place week starting 23rdApril 2018.

TVC Spraying (Total Vegetation Control of road shoulder edges)

Sealed Rural Roads - None

Unsealed Rural Roads - None

Urban Roads - (Kerb and Channel) - None.

Pest Plants - West Otago, Lawrence/Tuapeka and Clutha Valley.

Anticipated spraying areas taking place week starting 16th April 2018.

TVC Spraying (Total Vegetation Control of road shoulder edges)

Sealed Rural Roads - None

Unsealed Rural Roads - None

Urban Roads - (Kerb and Channel) - Clinton, Owaka and Kaka Point.

Pest Plants - West Otago, Lawrence/Tuapeka and Clutha Valley.

Anticipated spraying areas taking place week starting 9th April 2018.

TVC Spraying (Total Vegetation Control of road shoulder edges)

Sealed Rural Roads - None

Unsealed Rural Roads - None

Urban Roads - (Kerb and Channel) - Clinton, Owaka, Pounawea and Kaka Point.

Pest Plants - West Otago, Lawrence/Tuapeka and Clutha Valley.

Anticipated spraying areas taking place week starting 26 March 2018.

TVC Spraying (Total Vegetation Control of road shoulder edges)

Sealed Rural Roads - None

Unsealed Rural Roads - None

Urban Roads - (Kerb and Channel) - Kaitangata, Balclutha, Tapanui, Heriot

Pest Plants - West Otago, Lawrence/Tuapeka, Clutha Valley and the Catlins.

Anticipated spraying areas taking place week starting 12 March 2018.

TVC Spraying (Total Vegetation Control of road shoulder edges)

Sealed Roads - Bruce, Balclutha and Lawrence/Tuapeka Areas.

Unsealed Roads - Catlins Area.

Pest Plants - West Otago, Lawrence/Tuapeka and Clinton areas.

Water Restrictions

No restrictions currently in place.

Remember you can sign up to receive emails about water notices via Council's website: www.cluthadc.govt.nz/onlinenewsletters

Planned Road Closures

PURSUANT to the Local Government Act 1974, Schedule 10 (clause 11), notice is given that the Clutha District Council, to close the following roads to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder: 

​​Road​Date/Times​Event/Organiser​Objection Period/Other Info​Detour

Waipori Road (Annan St to Thompson Rd)

Bloy Road (Waipori Road to Thompson Rd)

Saturday 7 April 2018 weather permitting (Sunday 8 April if wet)​Otago Sports Car Club Annual Quarter Mile Sprint​

It will be an offence under the above regulations for any person otherwise than under authority of an authorised permit to use the road for ordinary vehicular traffic during the period of closure.

​Taieri Beach Road from Akatore Road to Finlayson Road
​Saturday 14 April 2018

7am - 12.30pm
​Otago Sports Car Club 2018 Rally Otago​Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing before 23 March 2018 to the office of the Clutha District Council, Rosebank Terrace, PO BOX 25, Balclutha.
Manuka Hill Road from State Highway 8 to Round Hill Road

Round Hill Road from Manuka Hill Road to Waitahuna Gully Road

Waitahuna Gully Road from Round Hill Road to Mitchells Flat Road

Mitchells Flat Road from Waitahuna Gully Road to Forestry Entrance approx 4km from Waipori Road
​Saturday 14 April 2018 

8.30am - 2pm
​Otago Sports Car Club 2018 Rally Otago​Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing before 23 March 2018 to the office of the Clutha District Council, Rosebank Terrace, PO BOX 25, Balclutha.
​Waipori Falls Road from end of seal at Waipori Village to DCC/CDC boundarySaturday 14 April 2018

9.30am - 3pm
​Otago Sports Car Club 2018  Rally Otago​Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing before 23 March 2018 to the office of the Clutha District Council, Rosebank Terrace, PO BOX 25, Balclutha.
​East Boundary Road from Webbs Road to South Boundary Road

South Boundary Road from East Boundary Road to Douglas Road

Douglas Road from South Boundary Road to Fletts Road

Fletts Road from Douglas Road to Black Swap Road

Black Swap Road from Fletts Road to Table Hill Road

Table Hill Road from Black Swap Road to Fletcher Road
​Saturday 14 April 2018

11am - 4.30pm
​Otago Sports Car Club 2018 Rally Otago​Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing before 23 March 2018 to the office of the Clutha District Council, Rosebank Terrace, PO BOX 25, Balclutha.
​Ossian Street, Milton​Monday 16 April 2018

to

Tuesday 22 May 2018
​Road Repairs​It will be an offence under the aboce regulations for any person otherwise than under authority of an authorised permit to use the road for ordinary vehicular traffic during the period of closure.

We apologise for any inconvencience this may create for the travelling public.
Southbound Traffic via Spenser Street, Shakespeare Street and Chaucer Street

Northbound Traffic via High Street and Pope Street.

Elizabeth Street from Clyde Street to James Street

​Wednesday 18 April, 8am

to

Friday 20 April, 5pm

​ORC Community Roadshow Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of his/her objection and grounds thereof in writing before 9 April 2018 to the office of the Clutha District Council, Rosebank Terrace, (PO Box 25) Balclutha.

Lismore Street

​Monday 9 April 2018 , 7am

to

Saturday 30 June 2018, 5pm

​Box Culvert Replacement​It will be an offence under the above regulations for for any person otherwise than under authority of an authorised permit to use the road for ordinary vehicular traffic during the period of closure.

Bridge Closures

PURSUANT to the Local Government Act 1974, Schedule 10 (clause 11), Notice is given that the Clutha District Council proposes to close the following to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated:  

 
​Bridge​Date/Times​Event/Organiser​Objection Period/Other Info​Detour
Ratanui Bridge (Bridge 309)

Council is aware the new guard rails mean it's harder for approaching drivers to see vehicles on the bridge. We've had to bring the guard rails up to current standards for safety reasons.

However, we are looking at what we can do to improve visibility, for example advanced warning signs that will only be activated when there is a car on the bridge. In the meantime, drivers need to slow down and take extra care when approaching this bridge from sides.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Bridge Restrictions

Notification of weight and speed limits on bridges. (Heavy Vehicle Regulations 1974 - Regulation 11)

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Regulation 11 (3) of the Heavy Motor Vehicle Regulations 1974, the Clutha District Council has fixed the following maximum weight (and/or speed) limits for heavy motor vehicles and combinations including a heavy motor vehicle on the bridges described hereunder:

 Bridges and restrictions​ (PDF, 209KB)

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