Otama Rural Water Scheme

Message type: Update
Hazard type: Infrastructure
Urgency: Past
Severity: Minor
Certainty: Observed Event
Recommended Action: Execute Pre-Planned Action
Effective Date: February 2, 2018
Effective Time: 2:00 PM
Expiry Date: February 4, 2018
Expiry Time: 11:00 PM
Who is issuing this alert: Emergency Management Southland
Description of event/hazard:

Pyramid Bridge near Riversdale has collapsed and will be closed indefinitely.

The main pipe for the Otama rural water supply scheme, which was attached to the bridge has been severed.

The initial estimate is that it will take a week to restore the water supply. The Council and Otama water supply committee advise farmers to initiative water conservation measures for domestic and stock supply immediately.

The Council will have a water tanker stationed at the Otama hall from 11.00 Saturday morning to supply drinking water.

What Should affected people do?

Check for updates from www.facebook.com/GoreDC or www.goredc.govt.nz

Contact Info: www.cdsouthland.nz