Please remember that before carrying out any excavation work to check whether any underground pipes may be in the area. This can be done using our online mapping tool by following the instructions below.
Please note that pipes will not always be in the exact location as indicated by our mapping tool. If pipes are shown to be within 50-100m of where you are going to work, please contact Council on 0800 801 350 during office hours so our staff can locate pipes for you free of charge.
The land owner/occupier will be charged for any such damage to Council pipes, unless caused in the course of normal farming operations which would include cultivation with farm equipment but not digger work.
To launch our GIS Utilities Mapping Information Tool click here.
Below are some instructions on how to use the mapping tool:
- In the search bar, start typing in the address/road name in the vicinity in which you intend to excavate and from the drop-down list select the address or road.
- The map will zoom to the address with the Utility Services displayed, water (blue), sewerage (red) and stormwater (green).
- Select the 'Zoom In' for a closer look at pipe locations.