February WMRA meeting recap

We kicked off at 7pm with our Annual General Meeting.  Chairman Jeff revisited the highlights of the last year and thanked several people for their commitment to the community.  Treasurer Erin visited the annual finances then we elected… Read More

July WMRA meeting recap

Another well attended West Melton Residents Association meeting at the Community Centre.  Guest speakers included Murray England, Water Assets Manager (5 Waters) at the Selwyn District Council and Nick Stoneman, a member of the Hornby Community Patrol and Community Patrols New Zealand.

Murray gave a comprehensive presentation, beginning with the history of the West Melton town water supply, then an overview of the current problems and the SDC’s plan to resolve these.  Murray explained how each of the 3 township bores had sequentially failed water quality tests and the steps SDC had made along the way to keep the potable water supply safe.  Currently, the Royston Common bore is offline, due to a recent change in water quality, where tests indicated the presence of ecoli following heavy rain.  The two bores from Preston Downs are currently ‘carrying the town’.

June WMRA meeting recap

A great turnout at tonight’s meeting which included a couple of guest speakers too. Key topics discussed at the meeting were as follows. 150th Celebrations Nicky Parker presented a thorough run-down on progress from the 150th sub committee. … Read More

An update on West Melton water

At tonight’s Residents Association meeting, a report was tabled from Selwyn District Council’s Strategic Assets Manager for Utilities, Murray England. The report recapped the cause of the recent problems with the town supply, owing primarily to poor water… Read More

West Melton water trouble explained

At tonight’s Residents Association meeting we had an update from Murray England, the Strategic Assets Manager for Utilities at the Selwyn District Council. In his presentation, Murray discussed the issues contributing to the recent water supply problems in West… Read More