A leak has developed on the Dovedale Water Supply Scheme chlorination system.

To make a repair we will need to fully shut down of the scheme for the day. Following the repairs, it will take several days for the chlorine to work its way through the network and return to the normal levels of protection.

Boil water

There is a permanent boil water notice in place for Dovedale. Boiling the water using your kettle is enough to make the water safe to drink. 

Boil any water used for:

  • Drinking water - including cold beverages and ice-making
  • Food preparation - including washing uncooked foods such as salad, vegetables, and fruit.
  • Washing food utensils
  • Brushing your teeth
  • Pets 

Thank you for your co-operation.

For further information please call us on 03 543 8400.

When the water comes back on

Run taps

You may experience fluctuations in water pressure after repairs. When the water supply is back on, we advise you to run your taps for a few minutes to clear any air from the system.


Downer is contracted to the Tasman District Council for maintaining the water network reticulation. Should you require any further information please phone:

  • Utilities Supervisor – Aidan Fraser: Mobile 0274 334 098
  • Contract Manager – Jasper Snyder: Mobile 0278 391 412