Each year for a period of approximately six weeks, TCC's maintenance contractor (Downer NZ Ltd) will carry out the Annual Water Mains Flushing Programme throughout the City.
This is an annual scheduled maintenance process that ensures the water quality in our pipes remains in tip-top condition.
This may cause a temporary discoloration of water. The cause is most likely to be a build up of air or disturbance of sediment in the pipe following the flush.
Discoloured water: Try running your outside tap for 1-5 mins to clear any discolouration. If discolouration continues, please contact Tauranga City Council on 07 577 7000.
There may also be water discharged across the road during flushing.
Last Reviewed: 22/02/2017