Boil water notices
Council issues boil water notices and precautionary boil water notices when a Council-supplied water source poses a risk to the safety of the community. During a boil water notice, people connected to the particular water supply must boil their drinking water and water used in food preparation and for hygiene purposes for at least one minute before consuming.
Council uses water restrictions during the summer months or during emergencies to make sure that water is available to everyone and that supplies are made to last. We are also expected by our resource consents to take care with our use of water.
The following restrictions are in place as of 15 December 2020 and are explained below:
|Dromore||Permanent hosing ban|
|Lake Hood||No restriction|
|Methven Springfield||Permanent hosing ban|
|Montalto||Permanent hosing ban|
|Mt Somers||Level 1|
Hosing is not allowed at any time on the Dromore water supply and the Methven-Springfield and Montalto piped stockwater schemes. These schemes were not designed for this use.
Levels of restrictions
Level 1 - Alternative day use
You may use water from a hose, a micro-spray or automatic irrigation system at any time on your assigned day.
Assigned days are:
|Ashburton (including Tinwald and Lake Hood)|
|Even numbered properties: even dates|
Odd numbered properties: odd dates
|Hinds||Properties on southeast side of SIMT Railway: |
Properties on northwest side of SIMT Railway:
|Mayfield ||Properties on southeast side of Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road: even dates|
Properties on northwest side of Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road: odd dates
|Mt Somers||Properties with frontage to Pattons Road: even dates|
Properties without frontage to Pattons Road: odd dates
|Chertsey||Properties on southeast side of Maldon Street: |
Properties on northwest side of Maldon Street:
|Fairton||Properties with frontage to Waymouth Street or Deans Street: even dates|
Properties without frontage to Waymouth Street or Deans Street: odd dates
Level 2 - Alternate days, time-limited
You may use water from a hose, a micro-spray or automatic irrigation system between the hours of 6pm and midnight on your assigned day.
Level 3 – Hand Held Hosing
You may use water from a hand-held hose only between the hours of 6pm and midnight on your assigned day.
Level 4 – Hosing Ban
No hosing is permitted at any time during this restriction. You can water gardens by hand using a bucket or
5 – Water Conservation Notice (Emergency Management)
No non-essential water use is permitted at any time during this restriction. Please limit your use of water to essential domestic, commercial and industrial use only. Essential use includes drinking, washing and cooking but does not include watering plants.