The work is weather dependent and needs to be carried out when
the Manawatū River flows at a certain rate/level. The
swabbing is scheduled during the winter months when the river
levels are highest.
As rain is forecast for the next few days hence swabbing will begin on Wednesday 1 August at 6:30pm.
Council staff will work through until the 1 or 2am the next morning - This is a low demand period and will ensure as few people are affected as possible.
Some residents may experience discoloured water during the swabbing process and up to 48 hours following. If you experience discoloured water you should run their cold water taps for 10 - 20 minutes. If it doesn't clear then you can contact the Council on 356 8199.
We apologise for any inconvenience the project may cause.