Roxburgh Update 7

​​Thursday 30 November,  UPDATED 4.30pm

Work continues to progress on the clean-up and restoration of services in Roxburgh.

Water supply

Water has been restored to Roxburgh township.  Residents are asked to boil water used for drinking, cleaning teeth and cooking.  They are also being asked to conserve water by limiting use to essential household tasks only. 

Water tankers remain in place at the fire station and at the Lake Roxburgh Village Hall.

Lake Roxburgh Village is also on a Boil Water Notice and advised to conserve water.


The town sewerage network is now back in operation. That means everyone can flush their toilets once more. As with the water supply this has been a staged approach to restoration so as not to overload the system, and enable any issues to be identified and resolved. ​

Flood Debris Removal

Residents are being advised to move all sludge and greenwaste to piles on the verge /footpath in front of their properties by this coming Monday 4 December at 7am.  Contractors will coming to collect this from affected areas on Monday, starting at the northern end of town. Please keep it off the road and leave as much space as possible for pedestrian access.

Waste collection

The r​ed bin kerbside collection is happening today as usual. For those with larger items damaged by the flood there are skips at the Baptist Church on Scotland Street, Tweed Street and Paisley Place.


SH8 remains closed to through traffic at Millers Flat and Lake Roxburgh Village. There is a detour in place across the Millers Flat Bridge, up Teviot Road and over the Roxburgh Dam. Police are asking drivers to keep their speeds down on the Teviot Road as it's not a highway. 

Scotland Street through Roxburgh remains closed at Jedburgh Street and at the end of Quail Haven. There is no through-route on SH8 between the north and south ends of Roxburgh.

These closures will be reviewed by Central Otago District Council, NZTA and partners on Friday at noon to assess progress and a further announcement will be made following that meeting for arrangements over the weekend.​

Page reviewed: 30 Nov 2017 5:00pm