Home' Central Canterbury News : August 14th 2013 Contents 6 CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, AUGUST 14, 2013
A second deep bore has been drilled to supply
the Darfield water scheme.
Andy Olivier, Selwyn District Council's Team
Leader, Water Services, says the drilling project
was successful and will provide an alternative
groundwater source for Darfield township.
Mr Olivier says the development of the bore is
good news for Darfield residents. "The water is
sourced from 190 metres below ground. When
water is drawn from deep water wells like this
one and the one which provides the town's
main supply the risk of it being contaminated
is extremely low and it is safe to drink without
needing to be chlorinated or treated," he says.
The Council also regularly tests the water to
ensure it is safe.
While drilling was undertaken Darfield was
supplied with water from the Waimakariri River,
which was treated and tested to ensure it was safe
to drink. The Darfield water supply has now been
switched back to the main bore which is drawn
from a deep well.
Further work is planned to install electrical
equipment for the new second back up bore.
This work will occur later this year, likely in
November and December and residents will be
notified before this occurs in Council Call in the
When the electrical equipment is installed the
power will also need to be switched off to the
main bore, which is nearby. This will mean for
about a week Darfield will be supplied with
treated water from the Waimakariri River. When
the river source is used it will be safe for residents
to drink as it will be chlorinated. Chlorination
is used in many water supplies throughout New
Zealand as a water treatment method which
successfully kills harmful bacteria and pathogens.
The Council is also planning to construct a
reservoir and pump station north of Darfield
next year. Design work for this project has been
completed. The reservoir will allow trapped air
to be released from the water before it travels
along pipes. This will resolve the issue some
households are experiencing with air locks
occurring in their household plumbing.
The new pump station and reservoir will also have
the capacity to cope with increased demand for
water as the population of Darfield grows.
Second Bore Developed
Public Forum at Council and Community
Board Meetings. You may speak on matters of
concern during the first 15 minutes of each meeting
but please let us know well in advance. For council
meetings, please notify Kate Tomkinson and for
community boards, please notify Marilyn Ponsford.
Township, Hall and Reserve Committees,
please note: if you wish to advertise your meeting
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let Kate Tomkinson know by 9am on Thursday
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03 347 2800 or 03 318 8338.
& COMMUNITY BOARDS
The meeting is followed by a Citizenship
Ceremony at 6.30pm which is open to the
Transportation & Road Safety Sub-
Selwyn Central Community Board
Malvern Community Board
These are public meetings and the first 15
minutes are available for the public to speak.
Castle Hill Village Community Association
Coalgate Township Committee
Darfield Recreation & Community Centre
Darfield Township Committee
Doyleston Community Committee
Glenroy Community Hall Committee
Glentunnel Residents Association
Kirwee Community Committee
Leeston Community Committee
Leeston Park Association
Lincoln Event Centre Governance Committee
Prebbleton Community Association
Prebbleton Reserve Management Committee
Rolleston Community Centre Committee
Rolleston Residents Association -- AGM
Sheffield/Waddington Community & Hall
Southbridge Advisory Committee
Springston Community Committee
Springston Reserve Committee
West Melton Residents' Association
West Melton Reserve Board
Nominations for candidates for
the role of Mayor, Councillors and
Community Board members are invited.
Nominations must be received by
12 noon on Friday 16 August 2013.
Each candidate must be nominated on
the official nomination paper available
during normal office hours from the
Norman Kirk Drive
The form is also available by phoning
the Council on 03 347 2800 or
03 318 8338 and asking for a copy to
A hardcopy nomination (as opposed
to a copy emailed or extracted from
as each different nomination type
has a different colour to make it
easier to process nominations.
If you are considering standing as a
candidate, don't leave it until the closing
date to submit your application.
"Candidates need to allow time for
their applications to be reviewed and
their details cross checked against the
information on the electoral roll," says
Selwyn District Council's Electoral
Officer Douglas Marshall.
"There are often technical issues
which need to be sorted out before
a nomination can be accepted and we
strongly advise candidates to submit
their nominations a couple of days
before the closing date."
Mobile library timetable
Wednesday 14 August
Thursday 15 August
Tuesday 20 August
Lincoln & Districts SeniorNet
Term 3 classes are now on.
Classes include photo & image editing,
introduction to computers, word
processing and excel. To register or for
more information please contact Lisa on
325 7831 or 021 023 391 89 or email
Rolleston Residents AGM
Community Centre. All office positions are
vacant. For information contact Jackie on
Rates Rebate Clinics
@ Lincoln Library
We know that the Rates Rebate process can
be a bit stressful so we've set aside a couple
of mornings to help you with it.
Come along and have a cup of tea or coffee
while you are helped through the process by
our friendly staff.
Come along to a clinic on:
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