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Happy Valentine’s Day! Welcome to the second Pipeline for 2019.
Don’t miss out on earlybird rates for the Stormwater Conference, and there’s still time to register for our Modelling Symposium in Wellington. If fitness is your goal, why not have a go at the World Water Day Walk for Water Challenge and help more people get access to safe drinking water? Nearly one in three people in the world don’t have safely managed, clean water. Check below for more on these and other events coming up..

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Water New Zealand Good Practice Guide - Water Metering of customers on reticulated supplies

With summer heat waves hitting the country, many water suppliers will have water demand management initiatives front of mind.

For those suppliers considering adding water metering to their demand management toolkit, the Water New Zealand “Water Metering of Customers on Reticulated Supplies” Good Practice Guide is freely available in the associations’ technical library on its website.

The guide draws on contemporary experiences of water managers and metering specialists to provide a one stop reference guide for a range of metering issues. These include shared meter management, meter installations, meter reading protocols, locations, renewals programmes, standards and calibration.

This Good Practice Guide is one of many, all freely accessible, from the Technical Library of the Water New Zealand Knowledge Base: https://www.waternz.org.nz/library

Submission To Productivity Commission Issues Paper: Local Government Funding And Financing Inquiry

View Water New Zealand's submission welcoming the Commission’s Inquiry

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Industry News

Walk for Water challenge 2019

The Walk for Water 2019 takes place in Auckland on 22 March as part of World Water Day. It’s being organised by Engineers Without Borders and is open to anyone who wants to give it a go. There’s still plenty of time to join the EWB team to train with like-minded people. Visit the website for more information about how you can help provide safe and accessible drinking water for many communities in need.

BRANZ Study Report - Residential water tariffs in New Zealand 

The BRANZ study report on Residential water tariffs in New Zealand contains details of how Councils charge for water, wastewater and stormwater.

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Connexis 2019 Price Changes

Find out more about Connexis' 2019 Price Changes here.

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Upcoming Events

Auckland Regional Event - Bloom, The DC Water Biosolids Story

25 February, Auckland

On Monday 25 February 2019, Watercare Services Ltd, together with Water New Zealand, WasteMINZ and the Australia NZ Biosolids Partnership will host Chris Peot from Washington DC Water. Chris will share the DC Water journey - creating a certified AA Grade Biosolids product which is now being bagged and sold as a soil amendment to residents and farmers.

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Canterbury Young Water Professionals Regional Meeting 

6 March, Christchurch 

Please join the Canterbury YWP for their first event for 2019. We promise an evening of excellent food and drinks, some casual activities to get to know a few more people, a few quick fire presentations and a great opportunity to network with colleagues, friends and industry peers.  

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Managing Water Loss 

26 -27 February, Auckland

There's still time to register for this two day event aimed at assisting water suppliers manage water losses from their supply networks. 

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 Asset Management Summit

19 - 22 March, Wellington

Does your work involve managing water assets? Water New Zealand is offering free registration for one of our members to attend the Liquid Learning Asset Management Summit in Wellington 19-22 March.

If this is something you could benefit from, reply to enquiries@waternz.org.nz to go into the draw to win.

Liquid Learning is offering all Water New Zealand members a 10% discount when booking. Use priority code Q1

Our Land and Water Symposium 2019 

12 - 13 August, Wellington 

This year's Symposium venue, Te Papa, is a significant choice. We have partnered with Te Papa to contribute to Te Taiao | Nature exhibition, opening mid-2019, as part of our public outreach programme.

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Water quality focus at Planning Institute conference

‘Weaving the Strands’ conference – 2-5 April, Napier

NZPI is inviting industry leaders, iwi, resource managers, scientists, environmental and urban planners and local and central government to register for the Weaving the Strands Conference.

Speakers include former US State Legislator Sue Minter, Environment Minister David Parker, Maori Development and Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta.

Go to https://www.nzpiconference.org/ for more information and to register.

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Job Vacancies

Head of Construction 

You’ll be responsible for overviews of work, contract management, budget management and health and safety.

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Drinking Water Technician/Advisor 

The Hawke's Bay DHB have a vacancy for a Drinking Water Technician/Advisor to join our cohesive, passionate team.

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Engineering Officer - Picton 

Our Assets and Services Department is looking for an experienced Engineering Officer to provide technical skills and to manage the day to day operation of Marlborough District Council’s water supply, wastewater networks, and stormwater drainage primarily in Picton.

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Water and Wastewater Treatment Operator 

The Whakatane District Council is seeking an experienced Water and Wastewater Treatment Operator to help deliver consistently excellent services to our communities.

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Engineering Officer - Field 

We're looking for a customer focused Engineering Officer in a field related role, working with our customers, key stakeholders and other local organisations to resolve water situations across Christchurch's landscape.

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Treatment Technicians 

The main function of this role is to operate and maintain treatment plants and pumping stations in accordance with operational and process requirements, procedures, drinking water standards and consent requirements.

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Asset Planning Team Leader - 3 Waters 

We are looking for a Team Leader with experience managing people and in asset management.

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