August Weather Event 2022

Information relating to the recent weather event in Marlborough

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Services Connection Fee Increases

The Marlborough District Council provides Marlborough's urban areas and main townships with the essential utility services of sewerage reticulation and treatment, water supply and stormwater disposal.

The levels of service provided depend on the size of the urban population and the cost of servicing the particular area.

Generally, standards are being improved throughout the district as urban growth continues. This creates funding challenges. For example, the council recently worked with the Grovetown community on the development of a reticulated sewerage system. The significant rating impact of this must be weighed against the environmental, health and development benefits that sewage treatment will create.

As well as meeting the challenges that growth is bringing, the council must also address the increasing public expectations over environmental standards. Society is much more aware of environmental matters and the council has a major role in ensuring its utility services have a positive environmental and health impact.


Council currently operates one irrigation scheme, the Southern Valleys' Irrigation Scheme.

For more information on irrigation see the Irrigation Section

  • Backflow Prevention (Boundary)

    Backflow is the undesirable reversal of the flow of water from its intended direction.

  • Connection and Disconnection Fees

    Marlborough District Council fees for connections and disconnections of water, stormwater and sewer.

  • Forms to Apply for a Connection or Disconnection

    Application forms for a connection or disconnection for sewer, stormwater, water and tradewaste discharge.

  • Major utility projects

    Information on current major infrastructure projects Council is currently undertaking

  • Sewerage

    Marlborough District Council operates sewerage systems servicing Blenheim, Picton, Seddon, Spring Creek, Havelock and Renwick.

  • Stormwater

    Marlborough District Council operates urban stormwater disposal systems in Blenheim, Picton, Havelock, Seddon, Spring Creek, Renwick and Riverlands.

  • Water Supplies

    Marlborough District Council operates seven water supply systems serving Blenheim, Picton, Havelock, Renwick, Riverlands, Wairau Valley and the Awatere district, including Seddon.