Council water engineers are warning Seddon and Ward residents to check if they have leaking water pipes on their property, given how many leaks the council's system has.
Marlborough District Council operations and maintenance engineer Stephen Rooney said yesterday that council staff and contractors had been able to restore water supply to all of Kaparu Road, Grassmere Rd and Marfells Beach Rd down to Weld Rd by the end of the weekend.
In some cases, water pressure would still be lower than normal, he said.
Marfells Beach Rd, east of Weld Rd, was the only area still without water, Mr Rooney said, but work was under way to locate and repair the leaks in this section of the water supply.
Leaks at the end of Kaparu Rd, Redwood Pass Rd and Wakefield Street in Seddon were also being repaired.
Mr Rooney said there were still issues in Casey's Rd, but all properties in that area had water now although water pressure would be lower than normal.
"However, the number of leaks being discovered in the council's water supply system suggests that there are likely to be cracks in the reticulation system on private land."
Mr Rooney said people should check their water meters to see if water use had gone up. If the meter was spinning quickly and continuously, there was likely to be water leaking somewhere.
"If leaks are suspected, owners should record the water meter reading so that when leaks are repaired this reading can be used to help with the water leak credit calculation."
Householders may contact the council if they have concerns about their water supply; phone 03 520 7400.
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