See Our Recent Activity STOCK WATER CLOSURE FOR MAIN RACE CANAL LINING WORKS
Waimakariri Stock Water scheme will be shut down today, with the stock water flows expected to resume on Wednesday 4th July. Please allow some time for water flows to resume.
The shutdown is to allow us to begin the process of lining a section of the main race. Ongoing seepage monitoring of the canal over the past year has highlighted the need for this work, which is expected to conclude late July.
In order to carry out the lining, water will be diverted around the work site via a bypass channel. The bypass channel will maintain a reduced flow for all stock water races until the lining works are completed in late July.
This will minimise the disruption, while allowing contractors to install the liner. We will keep you updated on further closures over the coming weeks
We apologise for the inconvenience, but this work is critical, and is being timed to ensure a more reliable supply of water when demand is critical in spring and summer.