Dromore water conservation notice eased

Ashburton District Council has reduced the Level Five water restriction in place for the Dromore water supply back to its previous Level Four permanent hosing ban restriction.

Council is now satisfied that the scheme has stabilised, after it was found that the Dromore water plant was not keeping up with a sudden increase in demand on Wednesday. The find led to a Level Five water conservation notice being issued, and residents were instructed to restrict all non-essential water use.

A leak in the watermain was located and repaired later that day, and combined with residents’ efforts to conserve water, the scheme is now providing water to all connected properties.

“Although the leak had been fixed two days ago, the scheme needed time to replenish its levels and we needed to closely monitor the supply in case there were any other issues. We are now satisfied that we can ease the restriction back,” Council Assets Manager Andrew Guthrie says.

“We would like to thank the Dromore community for their efforts in conserving water during these past few days, and would encourage them to continue observing good water-wise practices.”

The Dromore scheme is now on a Level Four restriction, which restricts residents from using a hose. They are permitted to water their gardens using a bucket or watering can.

Page reviewed: 08 Feb 2018 4:27pm