Water pressure from reservoirs in the hills is the reason there are breaking and collapsed pipes happening in the water system to homes in Whakatane and Ohope says Whakatane Council spokesperson Thomasz Karwczyk.

The major problem for the water system to the homes is the height of the reservoirs three of them above the Ohineraraku ranges i Whakatane and the two reservoirs above Kowhai in Ohope, 60metres and 90metres above sea level.

There are no pumps used just gravity feed such is the power surge of water to all the extremities. Tomasz Krawczyk is saying the Whakatane Council needs to instal gauges to control the flow of water so homes do not have problems.

Na te taaheke wai no nga hikuwai kei runga i nga paemaunga te take e whatiwhati ana, e paakarukaru ana nga ngongo wai e rere ana ki nga kainga i Whakatane me Ohope ki nga korero a Tomasz Krawczyk o Te Kaunihera o Whakatane. Ko te tino mate o te taahekenga wai ki nga kaainga ko te teitei rawa o nga hikuwai e toru kei runga ake i Ohineraraku i Whakatane me era hikuwai  e rua kei te hiwi i runga i Kowhai i Ohope ara e ono tekau mita me te iwa tekau mita te pikihanga o aua Hikuwai i runga i te mata o te moana. Kare he purere hei whakapana i te wai engari ko tona teiteiranga noa iho e taaheke kaha ana te wai ki ona pitonga. Kei te kii a Tomasz Krawczk me purua e Te Kaunihera o Whakatane etahi purere kia whakapoturi i te rere o te wai e pai ai nga kaainga.