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No two days the same

Variety is the spice of life and it’s what Water NZ trainee of the year nominee Bradley Owen loves most about his job at Citycare Water in South Otago.

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Helping Mother Nature

Mother Nature sometimes needs a helping hand and there were helpers galore involved in the Mother of All Clean-ups 2022 in Christchurch recently. The 44 groups of community volunteers successfully cleared 376 bags of rubbish and 267 large items weighing 1,800kg from the city’s waterways, beaches and harbourside.

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River lifesaving and rescue exercise

Working with water is what we do and some of our teams work on water, which involves particular health and safety measures.

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Wairarapa smart meter trial

Citycare Water is leading a project in Greytown for Wellington Water and the South Wairarapa District Council to trial the potential benefits of smart water metering.

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Innovation for water testing access

New access sites for water quality testing are being installed in Christchurch to enhance the city’s drinking water testing programme.

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State-of-the-art ROV

Citycare Water’s new Deep Trekker Revolution underwater remote-operated vehicle (ROV) was put through its paces at Jellie Park Pool in Christchurch for training purposes recently.

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Ever wondered what working in drainage is like?

Collaboration, being able to help people in your community and solving issues along the network - just some of the things that make working in drainage an awesome place to be!

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Geology meets construction expertise

The Citycare Water Construction crew laying new drinking water pipes for the Christchurch City Council (CCC) near Lyttelton are constantly solving challenges as they progress from Cass Bay towards the port over coming months.

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Bulls, bees, magpies and wild pigs

Avoiding bulls, bees, magpies and wild pigs and overcoming the obstacles of dense gorse and bracken is all in a day’s work for crews maintaining the Lansdowne rural water scheme for runholders in the hills to the south of Christchurch.

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Help is on its way

When Christchurch residents report an issue with their water, various Citycare Water teams step in to ensure the problem is repaired in a timely way.

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Collaborating to fix water issues

Thousands of residents report water reticulation problems in Christchurch each month and prioritising the fixes is a continuous exemplar of collaboration between the council and Citycare Water.

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An extraordinary repair

Repairing the only pipeline supplying water to the northern half of Balclutha recently involved ingenuity and extensive health and safety measures due to the tricky location suspended above the Clutha River.

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Fish on drains

Blue fish plaques representing school pupils’ respect for their stormwater drains are cropping up all over Christchurch. As the kids learn to help protect local waterways, their new understanding is acknowledged with some blue fish plaques on their school drains.

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COVID-19 sampling

As wastewater testing has been extended around New Zealand during the latest COVID-19 outbreak, smaller communities have become involved and Citycare Water’s Clutha team has played an important part in this early warning system.

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Flood gate testing

Citycare Water staff have a reputation and legacy as first responders during emergencies and extreme weather events and they also actively prepare to manage risk and protect our communities should these events occur.

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