Tauranga City Council advises that there will be an emergency water shutdown for some properties along Welcome Bay Road and Kairua Road this afternoon.
Contractors are making emergency repairs to a leaking water main on Welcome Bay Road from around midday.
The shutdown will affect all properties past R431 Welcome Bay Road that are connected to the Tauranga City Council water supply .
At this stage it is expected the shutdown will last until 5 or 6pm.
A water tanker is being stationed to supply water for Otepou Primary and will remain for the duration of the shutdown.