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Consultation opens for Kaipara District Council’s Long Term Plan 2024 – 2027
Council business Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Consultation opens for Kaipara District Council’s Long Term Plan 2024 – 2027

  • April 04, 2024

Kaipara District Council elected members adopted the Long Term Plan 2024 – 2027 consultation document in the council meeting on Wednesday, kickstarting the feedback period opening today.

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Keep it up (down) Dargaville!
Baylys Beach Dargaville Water Water Supply

Keep it up (down) Dargaville!

  • March 20, 2024

Dargaville and Baylys Beach residents have responded to the call to preserve water under Level 3 water restrictions.

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Council facing huge pressures says Kaipara District Mayor
Community Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Council facing huge pressures says Kaipara District Mayor

  • March 11, 2024

Kaipara District Council is grappling with compounding inflation and recovery costs.

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Get ready to speak up for Kaipara says Mayor Jepson
Community Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Get ready to speak up for Kaipara says Mayor Jepson

  • March 01, 2024

Consultation for Kaipara District Council’s Long Term Plan 2024 – 2027 is scheduled for 4 April – 4 May 2024. In the lead up to the consultation period, Mayor Craig Jepson is encouraging everyone to get involved.

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Dargaville and Baylys Beach urged to reduce water use
Baylys Beach Dargaville Water Water Supply

Dargaville and Baylys Beach urged to reduce water use

  • February 23, 2024

Residents in Dargaville and Baylys Beach are urged to reduce water use after use has risen slightly since Level 3 water restrictions came into force on 12 February.

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Level 3 water restrictions for Dargaville
Baylys Beach Dargaville Water Water Supply

Level 3 water restrictions for Dargaville

  • February 12, 2024

Water restrictions have been introduced for Dargaville and surrounds, with residents across the entire Kaipara district being urged to use the precious resource wisely.

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Mayor's Message 18 December
Long Term Plan 2024-2027 Mayor's Message

Mayor's Message 18 December

  • December 18, 2023

The end of the year is certainly a time for reflection, and I have been doing plenty of that as we approach the summer break. It’s been a huge year for the Council and for all of us here in Kaipara District. 

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New facilities to meet Pine Beach camper demand
Campgrounds Kai Iwi Lakes Taharoa Domain Wastewater

New facilities to meet Pine Beach camper demand

  • December 15, 2023

New facilities are on the cards for Pine Beach campground at Taharoa Domain. 

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Ruawai Adaptive Pathway Programme paused for consultation in 2024
Climate Change Ruawai Stormwater Long term plan 2021-2031

Ruawai Adaptive Pathway Programme paused for consultation in 2024

  • December 01, 2023

A motion moved by Kaipara District Council Mayor Jepson has paused the Ruawai Adaptive Pathways programme until the public has had their say through the next Long Term Plan consultation.

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Permanent design for Wood Street confirmed
Footpaths Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads Stormwater

Permanent design for Wood Street confirmed

  • November 22, 2023

We have now finalised the design for Wood Street. A huge thanks to everyone who has been involved over the years and through the design trials to get to this permanent design.

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Mayor's Message
Mayor's Message Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Mayor's Message

  • November 20, 2023

It’s been fantastic to have so many locals engaging with Elected Members and Council staff at the recent market events. In the last month we’ve had stands at Mangawhai Tavern Market, Dargaville Community Market, and Maungaturoto Night Market. We also hosted a Dargaville Business Meet and Mingle in partnership with Dargaville Community Development Board.

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Kaipara District Council at community markets
Long Term Plan 2024-2027 Community Council business Dargaville Mangawhai Maungaturoto Rates

Kaipara District Council at community markets

  • October 27, 2023

Over the next two weekends, Kaipara District Council Elected Members and Council staff will be out and about attending markets around the district.

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Expansion of wastewater network capacity set to enter first stages
Infrastructure projects Mangawhai Wastewater

Expansion of wastewater network capacity set to enter first stages

  • October 27, 2023

Elected Members agreed to commence the first two stages of a multi-year project to increase the capacity of the Mangawhai Wastewater Scheme.

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Mayor's Message 10 October
Mayor's Message Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Mayor's Message 10 October

  • October 10, 2023

This month I have been really enjoying this drier sunnier weather and the promise it’s bringing of a classic Northland summer. You can feel it in the air. Out and about, it’s been a month full of happenings.  

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Government funding boosts flood resilience
Dargaville Emergency Management Funding Infrastructure projects Stormwater

Government funding boosts flood resilience

  • October 09, 2023

Kaipara is set to benefit from $2.6 million recently announced by the Government to boost resilience and reduce the risk of major flood damage.

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A focus on recovery with Long Term Plan decision
Council business Emergency Management Long Term Plan 2024-2027

A focus on recovery with Long Term Plan decision

  • September 28, 2023

A shortened Long Term Plan with a focus on recovery was approved by Kaipara District Council earlier this week.

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Funding approval for Kaipara tourism facilities
Baylys Beach Footpaths Funding Infrastructure projects Kai Iwi Lakes Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Stormwater Taharoa Domain

Funding approval for Kaipara tourism facilities

  • September 26, 2023

Upgrading the Taharoa Domain day visitor toilet facilities, improving drainage in Mangawhai Community Park, and completing the award-winning Baylys Beach boardwalk are all on the cards for Kaipara District Council’s (KDC) work programme thanks to a cash injection from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF).

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Mayor's Message 04 September
Mayor's Message Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Mayor's Message 04 September

  • September 04, 2023

I said in my last message that I would be checking my bike and getting ready for the opening of the Mangawhai boardwalk soon. And true to my word, I did! 

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Northern Wairoa River flood prevention
Dargaville Infrastructure projects Ruawai Stormwater Te Kopuru Wastewater Water

Northern Wairoa River flood prevention

  • August 08, 2023

An update from Kaipara District Council and Northland Regional Council.

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Watermain renewal work almost complete
Maungaturoto Water Water Supply

Watermain renewal work almost complete

  • July 05, 2023

Work to improve the resilience of Maungaturoto’s water network is almost complete.  

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Out and about at Kaipara community markets
Community Council business Dargaville Mangawhai Paparoa Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Out and about at Kaipara community markets

  • May 10, 2023

Over the next month, Elected Members and Council staff are attending community markets around Kaipara District.

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Mayor's Message 8 May
Mayor's Message Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Mayor's Message 8 May

  • May 08, 2023

Plenty happening around the Council table. A Notice of Motion raised by Deputy Mayor Larsen to investigate options for a waste to energy plant was supported by Council

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Kaipara District Council sets vision and community outcomes for Long Term Plan 2024/2034   
Community Council business Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Kaipara District Council sets vision and community outcomes for Long Term Plan 2024/2034   

  • April 27, 2023

A healthy environment, prosperous economy and dependable roading are included in the community outcomes Kaipara District Council has set for the next few years.

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Further improvements for Maungaturoto’s water network
Infrastructure projects Water Water Supply

Further improvements for Maungaturoto’s water network

  • April 14, 2023

Works to further improve Maungaturoto’s water network kick off next week.

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Farmers and growers attend Kaipara Water Demonstration Site field visit
Community Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Water Supply

Farmers and growers attend Kaipara Water Demonstration Site field visit

  • April 12, 2023

Late last month a warm Kaipara sun shone on a group of farmers and growers keen to hear about a season of growing squash in Maunganui Bluff, north of Dargaville.  

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Message from Mayor Craig Jepson: Starting recovery
Community Dargaville Mayor's Message Paparoa Stormwater Emergency Management

Message from Mayor Craig Jepson: Starting recovery

  • February 15, 2023

When you see the sun come out and the wind has dropped, it could be difficult to believe what we have experienced in the last few days.

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Wipes clog pipes
Dargaville Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Paparoa Ruawai Stormwater Te Kopuru

Wipes clog pipes

  • December 21, 2022

Look after your loo and Kaipara's wastewater network this summer by reminding your household members and visitors what not to flush.

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Mangawhai residents are asked to flush to prevent hydrogen sulphide build-up
Wastewater Mangawhai

Mangawhai residents are asked to flush to prevent hydrogen sulphide build-up

  • September 23, 2022

Kaipara District Council staff are asking Mangawhai house owners and residents on the wastewater system to flush water through their drains, toilets and showers and prevent gases from backing up into their homes.

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Sunflowers and squash to brighten Kaipara Water demonstration sites
Community Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Water Water Supply

Sunflowers and squash to brighten Kaipara Water demonstration sites

  • September 15, 2022

Kaipara District Council has confirmed sunflowers and squash for the second growing season of the Kaipara Water demonstration sites.

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Council Briefing on draft wastewater strategy highlights future pressures
Community Infrastructure projects Mangawhai Wastewater

Council Briefing on draft wastewater strategy highlights future pressures

  • September 07, 2022

A Mangawhai Wastewater Treatment Plant Advisory Group (MAG) is helping to guide a future strategy for the growing town’s wastewater disposal.

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Council improves system resilience
Annual Plan Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Wastewater Water Supply

Council improves system resilience

  • August 23, 2022

The first part of a multi-phase project to manage Council’s water and wastewater asset network more efficiently and improve its resilience is complete.

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Mangawhai balance tank takes shape
Annual Plan Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Wastewater

Mangawhai balance tank takes shape

  • August 08, 2022

Last week saw the first of the pre-cast concrete slabs for Mangawhai’s new wastewater balance tank carefully craned into place.

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Three waters explained
Funding Infrastructure projects Stormwater Taumata Arowai Three Waters Review Water Water Supply

Three waters explained

  • July 20, 2022

Government sources estimate that between $120 and $185 billion dollars of investment in three waters (drinking water, waste water and storm water) infrastructure will be needed over the next 30 years to improve the quality of our drinking water and wastewater and stormwater management, across New Zealand.

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Council contractor changes
Stormwater Wastewater Water Supply

Council contractor changes

  • June 27, 2022

Kaipara District Council’s operations and maintenance switches over to a new contractor next month.

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Rag monsters causing chaos in Kaipara
Wastewater

Rag monsters causing chaos in Kaipara

  • June 16, 2022

In the bowels of Kaipara’s wastewater networks, rag monsters and fatbergs are causing havoc and costing ratepayers' money.

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Wastewater network improvement starting in Kaiwaka
Infrastructure projects Kaiwaka Wastewater

Wastewater network improvement starting in Kaiwaka

  • May 19, 2022

Work to improve the wastewater network in Kaiwaka is scheduled to begin on 23 May 2022. 

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Balance tank build begins
Annual Plan Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Wastewater

Balance tank build begins

  • May 11, 2022

A new balance tank for Mangawhai's wastewater treatment plant is one step closer to completion, with the first pre-cast concrete slabs poured for the tank structure.

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New toilet buildings for Mangawhai and Maungaturoto craned into place
Community Infrastructure projects Mangawhai Wastewater

New toilet buildings for Mangawhai and Maungaturoto craned into place

  • April 29, 2022

Projects to install new toilets in Mangawhai and Maungaturoto reached milestones recently, as the new facilities were delivered to their sites.

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Mayor's Message 26 April 2022
Funding Mayor's Message Three Waters Review Water Supply

Mayor's Message 26 April 2022

  • April 26, 2022

Complex problems for councils seldom come as neatly packaged as the “Better Off” funding which is part of the Three Waters Reforms.

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Dargaville wastewater network improvement work starting soon
Dargaville Wastewater

Dargaville wastewater network improvement work starting soon

  • April 11, 2022

Works to improve the sewer pipe network in Dargaville is scheduled to begin on 19 April 2022.  

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Environment Court issues decision on Appeals against Mangawhai Central Private Plan Change
District Plan Mangawhai Planning and Building Wastewater

Environment Court issues decision on Appeals against Mangawhai Central Private Plan Change

  • April 07, 2022

The Environment Court has given the green light to Mangawhai Central’s Private Plan Change 78 (PPC 78) to the Kaipara District Plan.

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Water supply issues - Maungaturoto
Infrastructure projects Water Water Supply

Water supply issues - Maungaturoto

  • March 18, 2022

We are aware some Maungaturoto residents have recently experienced events of low pressure or in some instances disrupted water supply to their properties.

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Harvest begins across demonstration sites
Community Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Water Water Supply

Harvest begins across demonstration sites

  • March 16, 2022

Harvesting is underway across the Kaipara Water demonstration sites. 

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Water storage plan to ease Dargaville water restrictions
Council business Dargaville Infrastructure projects Water Supply

Water storage plan to ease Dargaville water restrictions

  • March 02, 2022

The Waiatua Dam (on Opanake Road) may be the solution to end the Dargaville and Baylys Beach water shortages, according to a preliminary investigation, commissioned by Kaipara District Council. 

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Time to be sensible around flushing
Wastewater Water

Time to be sensible around flushing

  • February 11, 2022

The council is upgrading wastewater systems and is asking people to flush responsibly.

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Smart water use supports growth across diverse crops
Kaipara KickStart Water Supply Joint projects Community Water

Smart water use supports growth across diverse crops

  • February 08, 2022

Growth is the word of the day when it comes to the Kaipara Water demonstration sites. The summer months have seen the former grassed paddocks turn into a jungle of green activity on both sites.

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Two thirds of Maungaturoto raw watermain renewal work completed
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Water Water Supply

Two thirds of Maungaturoto raw watermain renewal work completed

  • February 02, 2022

Work is progressing well on the raw watermain renewals in Maungaturoto.

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Finding balance: meeting wastewater demand
Infrastructure projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Wastewater

Finding balance: meeting wastewater demand

  • February 02, 2022

The Council is about to start constructing a balance tank, to increase the capacity of the Mangawhai Community Wastewater Scheme.

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Rain stops stopbank improvements
Infrastructure projects Ruawai Stormwater Water

Rain stops stopbank improvements

  • January 28, 2022

Although recent rain has been welcomed by landowners, it is causing headaches for Kaipara District Council’s Raupo stopbank improvement project, in Ruawai.

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New loo coming to Pahi
Community Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Pahi Wastewater

New loo coming to Pahi

  • January 26, 2022

Representatives of the Pahi community met with Council at the wharf last week to work out where a new toilet block could go.

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Balancing demand for Mangawhai wastewater
Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Wastewater

Balancing demand for Mangawhai wastewater

  • December 15, 2021

A new balance tank and inlet works are to be installed at the Mangawhai wastewater treatment plant to expand the existing hydraulic capacity during the peak summer periods.

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Seeds sown for Kaipara Water demonstration sites
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Water Water Supply Community

Seeds sown for Kaipara Water demonstration sites

  • December 03, 2021

Visitors to the Kaipara Water demonstration sites will spot the beginnings of green growth starting to peek through the soil.

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Tomo on Gordon Street
Stormwater Dargaville Roads Wastewater

Tomo on Gordon Street

  • December 01, 2021

A tomo (sinkhole) recently appeared on Gordon Street in Dargaville.

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Work starting on Maungaturoto's raw watermain pipes
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Three Waters Review Water Water Supply

Work starting on Maungaturoto's raw watermain pipes

  • October 22, 2021

Over the next few months, our team and contractors will replace approximately 3,000m of ageing raw watermain pipes.

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Investigations into expanding Mangawhai's Wastewater scheme
Community Mangawhai Wastewater

Investigations into expanding Mangawhai's Wastewater scheme

  • October 20, 2021

As part of our Long Term Plan, we undertook to explore options to expand the capacity of the Mangawhai Wastewater Scheme to accommodate growth in the area and summer peak flows.

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Second LittaTrap audit reveals increase in rubbish
Dargaville Joint projects Mangawhai Rubbish and Recycling Stormwater

Second LittaTrap audit reveals increase in rubbish

  • October 15, 2021

Findings of the latest LittaTrap audit found an increase of rubbish captured. LittaTraps (a simple, cost-effective net that sits inside a stormwater grate) have been installed around Northland through a multi-agency initiative.

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Baylys Beach access closed while remediation works underway
Long term plan 2021-2031 Roads Stormwater

Baylys Beach access closed while remediation works underway

  • October 13, 2021

Earlier this month an extreme rain event at Baylys Beach, followed by periods of further wet weather, saw signifcant damage inflicted on the beach access.

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Water Rates changes to make it equal for everyone
Water Water Supply Rates

Water Rates changes to make it equal for everyone

  • October 06, 2021

If you’re connected to Council’s treated water supply system, your most recent water invoice may have shown an increase in the cost for your first cubic meter of water.

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Letter from KDC to Hon Nanaia Mahuta
Taumata Arowai Stormwater Three Waters Review Wastewater Water Water Supply

Letter from KDC to Hon Nanaia Mahuta

  • September 30, 2021

Considerations from Kaipara District about the Three Waters Reforms.

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Kaanga Ma wins community vote
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Water Water Supply

Kaanga Ma wins community vote

  • September 22, 2021

Ngā mihi mō au korero whakahoki! 

Thank you for your feedback. We had a fantastic response to our recent survey asking for help to select one of the trial crops for Kaipara Water demo site two. The winner by community vote was kaanga ma.

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Council responds to community submissions in Long Term Plan decisions
Council business Long term plan 2021-2031 Community Dargaville Infrastructure projects Kaiwaka Te Kopuru Wastewater Water Supply

Council responds to community submissions in Long Term Plan decisions

  • June 30, 2021

Kaipara District Council today endorsed a future-focused Long Term Plan (LTP) which aims to respond to a growing population while caring for the environment and keeping rates increases low. 

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First results of the multi-agency LittaTrap audit
Community Rubbish and Recycling Stormwater

First results of the multi-agency LittaTrap audit

  • May 28, 2021

We are stoked to be part of an excellent collaborative project, trapping and assessing rubbish before it finds its way into our waterways and out to sea.

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Infrastructure renewal projects roll out across the District
Infrastructure projects Community Dargaville Ruawai Te Kopuru Wastewater Water Water Supply

Infrastructure renewal projects roll out across the District

  • May 19, 2021

Nine infrastructure renewal projects are being rolled out across Kaipara District this year. 

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Maintenance, renewal, and improvement work around the District
Wastewater Water Water Supply

Maintenance, renewal, and improvement work around the District

  • May 05, 2021

Some of the works happening around the District. 

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