Water valve testing underway - low pressure, water changes expected
We're undertaking routine testing of water valves in Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Kihikihi and Pirongia over the coming weeks as part of our preventative maintenance programme. This may result in excess air, sediment disruption, or low pressure on the water pipeline at times.
- If you experience cloudy water, this is caused by excess air which will rise to the surface and become clear over time.
- If you experience low pressure, this should only be temporary.
- If you experience discoloured water, please flush your outside tap for a few moments until it runs clear. If this does not fix the issue, please call us on 0800 924 723.
Thank you for your patience and understanding while we undertake this work.
What does water valve testing involve?
Valves are located along pipelines, approximately 1-1.5m below the ground. We will locate and check if the valves are working correctly. This is important preventative maintenance that can help to ensure that valves are in good order and are able to shut down the water network for maintenance work or emergency repairs. Specialised truck-mounted equipment is used to test the valves – as some of the work take place in the roadway, this may result in minor inconvenience where traffic has to be re-directed around worksites.
Once we've checked the valves, any issues found are scheduled in for repair so they don't become major. This helps us take care of our district-wide water network.