Mayfield water restriction lifted

Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Residents on the Mayfield water scheme can now use their water as normal, following Ashburton District Council’s decision to lift the Level Three water restriction in place. 

The scheme’s water level has been steadily increasing since a restriction was first put in place in October last year, and Council Assets Manager Andrew Guthrie says it is now at a level where a restriction is no longer required.

“We have been working closely with residents to improve the bore water level, and we are very pleased with the progress that has been made.

“The Mayfield community has been very understanding, especially given the length of time the restriction has been in place, and I’d like to thank them for their efforts in conserving water. I’d also encourage them to continue observing responsible water use measures where practicable, as we want to ensure the water level remains steady.”

Last October, the Mayfield water supply reached its lowest level since monitoring began, and there were concerns the township would run out of water. In addition to imposing a Level Four water restriction, Council also began encouraging residents to check for water leaks around their properties and introduced water meters to help identify any major leaks.

Council relaxed the Level Four restriction to a Level Three last month, and Mr Guthrie says that although there are now no restrictions in place, Council will continue to closely monitor the water supply, especially heading into the warmer months.

Information on water restrictions in the district are available on the Council website.

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