Dromore Level Five water restriction in place

Ashburton District Council is advising residents connected to the Dromore water supply that the Level Five restriction – water conservation notice is still in place while Council monitors the water supply level.

A leak in the watermain was detected earlier today and has been repaired, and properties that had experienced low or no water pressure now have water again.

Council Projects & Operations Manager Viv Eyberg says it is important that residents continue conserving water for the time being until Council is confident that that supply has stabilised.

“The combination of water conservation and repairing the leak has helped in providing an adequate flow of water to all connected properties. The system now needs time to replenish itself to normal levels and we are continuing to monitor the system. While this is underway, we ask that residents continue only using the water for essential purposes.”

Council issued the Level Five water restriction earlier today after it detected that the Dromore water plant was not keeping up with a sudden increase in demand on water.

The restriction places a total ban on all non-essential water use which includes hosing, and people are urged to use the water sparingly.

For updates on the water conservation notice, check the Council’s website www.ashburtondc.govt.nz or Facebook page.

The water conservation notice will remain in place until further advised. ​

Ashburton District Council is advising residents connected to the Dromore water supply that there is now a Level Five water conservation notice in place, effective immediately.

The Dromore water plant is not keeping up with a sudden increase in demand on the water and Council is currently investigating the cause of this.

The restriction places a total ban on all non-essential water use which includes hosing, and Council is urging people to use the water sparingly.

For updates on the water conservation notice, check the Council’s website www.ashburtondc.govt.nz or Facebook page.

The water conservation notice will remain in place until further advised. ​

Page reviewed: 02 Feb 2018 2:45pm