Water Treatment and Supply


​​Our water network consists of extraction, treatment and reticulation. The management and operation of the extraction, treatment and reticulation is done internally and maintenance is delivered though a combination of in-house staff and external contractors.

An average of 26,410m3 of water per day is being extracted from source, treated and supplied to Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Kihikihi, Pirongia, Ohaupo, Pukerimu, and Karapiro, and selected rural areas.

Water resource application forms:

Application for Installation of Services
Application for Disconnection of Services
Application to Take Water from Council Supply

Cambridge & Karapiro water scheme

The Cambridge water supply provides water to the urban residential areas of Leamington, Cambridge East and Karapiro. Commercial users are also supplied on a metered and restricted basis.

It also supplies water to Hautapu New Zealand Dairy Group Factory, St Peters College and some outer rural areas.

Water is gravity fed to Cambridge from the Karapiro reservoirs. These reservoirs are supplied their water from the Karapiro Treatment Plant and the Hicks Road Springs. During the summer months when demand is high the Alpha Street Treatment Plant is also used.

Te Awamutu & Pirongia water scheme

Te Awamutu and Pirongia are serviced from the Te Tahi Treatment Plant. Water is diverted from the Mangauika Stream into a settling pond then into a storage reservoir prior to treatment.

A booster pump station located 11km from the plant at Papesch Rd boosts the flow to maintain pressure during periods of high demand, typically November to March.

Kihikihi water scheme

Kihikihi is serviced by the Rolleston Street Water Treatment Plant which treats water extracted from bores located in Hall Street and Church Street.

Ohaupo & Pukerimu water scheme

The Parallel Rd Water Treatment Plant services the township of Ohaupo, the Pukerimu area, Mystery Creek Event Centre, and Hamilton Airport.

Potable water is supplied to the township of Ohaupo, and on a restricted basis to approximately 400 rural properties in the Pukerimu area.

All restricted water supply consumers are required to have 24 hour onsite storage.

Potable water is supplied to the boundary of the Mystery Creek Event Centre.

Raw, non-drinking, irrigation water is supplied to approximately 40 rural properties between the Waikato River raw water intake and the Water Treatment Plant at Parallel Road 3.5km away.

Page reviewed: 07 Jan 2016 3:16pm