Water Supplies FAQs


August Weather Event 2022

Information relating to the recent weather event in Marlborough

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Water Supplies FAQs

  • All water services in the Awatere (including Seddon), for high-usage businesses elsewhere and for some special customers are metered. All others are not metered. For further information phone Council on 03 520 7400.

  • Contact Cawthron Institute, Grovetown Park, SH 1, Blenheim 7202, phone 03 579 2270, or

    MedLab Marlborough, 9 Maxwell Road, Blenheim 7201, phone 03 577 8690.

  • See the FEES section of this website for standard connection fees. When a connection has been approved and full payment received, the Council will install the connection within 10 working days.

  • We test all Council supplies in accordance with the New Zealand Drinking Water Standards. Private water supply can be tested at Wairau Hospital Lab or Cawthron Institute, Nelson, phone 0800 809-898.

  • Check for ground moisture around the line of your water pipe. Also check with neighbour to see if a common fault exists. For further information phone Council on 03 520 7400.

  • Aggressiveness of the water sometimes leaches copper out of copper pipe fittings. New treatment measures (eg; addition of lime) should greatly reduce this effect. Phone Council on 03 520 7400 for more information.