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21/02/2018 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday 21 February, 2018
Ashburton District Council has
today removed the Level Two water restrictions in place in the district.
The move means residents are
no longer restricted in their use of a hose or irrigation system, however they
are encouraged to continue using water-wise practices.
The restriction is being
lifted for Ashburton, Chertsey, Fairton, Hakatere, Hinds, Lake Hood, Mayfield,
Methven, Mt Somers and Rakaia, however schemes on a permanent hosing ban are
remaining unchanged. These schemes are Methven/Springfield, Montalto and
“With the recent visit from
Cyclone Gita, conditions have eased considerably in the last few days and we
are satisfied that restrictions are no longer needed,” Council Assets Manager
Andrew Guthrie says.
“I’d strongly encourage
residents to continue being sensible with their water use, such as hosing early
in the morning or late in the evening, not in the middle of the day. Prudent
use will ensure we don’t have to put restrictions back on again.
“We’d like to thank the
community for their cooperation throughout the last few months while the
restrictions have been in place. Your efforts do make a difference,” Mr Guthrie
A Level One restriction was
issued for most water supplies in the district on 2 December, and this was
upgraded to a Level Two on 5 December, when water use on the Ashburton scheme
began reaching the Council’s consented maximum daily take of 25,000 cubic
metres per day.
on water restrictions is available on the Council website www.ashburtondc.govt.nz