Te Anau Water Leak Detection
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A Southland District Council specialist leak detection team will be operating in Te Anau from 18 January 2018 until about 27 January.
This work is to identify leaks in the town's water pipes.
This public is advised that the team will be working in Te Anau during the first weekend and this will entail some night work.
Team members will be wearing hi-vis vests.
Some of this investigation will involve leak detection on private property. Property owners will be liaised with directly on this basis if they are present at the property.
Why is this work happening?
Southland District Council is a water authority. This means it must take all responsible measures to lessen and prevent water wastage and protect water supplies.
This investigation is being carried out by Council water and waste staff and Downers contractors to optimise the Te Anau water supply. Water leaks in the area have been known to go straight to ground due to ground profiles including gravel. This can make identifying leaks difficult.
Te Anau is the largest and busiest town in the District. Demand for water is very high at this time of the year due to increased tourist numbers and warm temperatures.