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21/10/2016 9:00 a.m.
gardeners will be learning practical ways to make better use of water this
summer following the re-launch of the SMART Watering campaign today.
District Council, together with partnering councils and industry bodies has
re-launched the SMART Watering campaign in a bid to encourage sustainable water
use over coming months.
Assets Manager Andrew Guthrie says this years campaign will concentrate on the
most efficient ways to ensure home gardens are well taken care of, as
Canterbury looks set for another dry summer.
focus this year will be around drip irrigation and the benefits of timers or
controllers. We want to show the community how gardens can work using the same
principles as irrigated farms to ensure water is efficiently used.”
Watering stands for the sustainable, managed, accountable, responsible and
trusted use of water. It was first launched last year in Canterbury, and
following its success, is now being rolled out again this year.
will be shown how installing drip irrigation systems, monitoring soil moisture
levels and using timers can all manage water use more efficiently.
District Council joins Selwyn, Mackenzie, Waimakariri and Timaru District
Councils, alongside Environment Canterbury Regional Council, IrrigationNZ,
Water Supply Products and RX Plastics in rolling out the campaign.
SMART Watering campaign kicks off on the eve of Labour Weekend – New Zealand’s
traditional start to summer gardening. For more information, see the Council
stand at the Ashburton A & P Show on 28 and 29 October, or visit our website.