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2/02/2018 2:30 p.m.
Friday 2 February, 2018
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.