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5/12/2017 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 5 December, 2017
District Council has upgraded the water restrictions in place around the
district to a Level Two, effective immediately.
restriction means residents connected to a Council water scheme can use a
hand-held hose, micro-spray or automatic irrigation system an alternate days
between 6.00pm and midnight.
restriction is in place for the Ashburton, Methven, Rakaia, Lake Hood,
Chertsey, Fairton, Mt Somers, Mayfield, Hakatere and Hinds water schemes.
connected to these schemes can use a hose or irrigation system on even or odd
dates of the calendar, depending on their street number or location.
Projects & Operations Manager Viv Eyberg says there is often increased
pressure on the district’s water schemes this time of year, and it is important
residents adhere to the new restriction to help conserve water.
has been monitoring our water supplies particularly closely these last few
days, and we have now started reaching our maximum consented daily takings of
25 million litres per day. This amount of pressure cannot continue, so we’ve
had to increase the restriction imposed on Saturday to a Level Two, in hopes
that this will help alleviate the heavy water consumption.
ensure you are only using a hose and irrigation systems on your allocated days
and only in the evening until midnight, not in the middle of the day.”
Level Two restriction does not apply to residents connected to the Dromore,
Methven/Springfield or Montalto supplies, as they are already on a permanent
restriction will remain in place until further notice. To check which days you
can use a hose or irrigation system, visit the Council website.