Water restrictions in the Tararua District

As we head into summer, the hot and dry weather can place pressure on existing water systems and this can make it necessary for Council to impose water restrictions. The severity of these restrictions is determined by any other contributing factors. We are monitoring water conditions regularly and will continue to update residents through our website and Facebook page.

You can help to conserve water by checking all taps/tanks for leaks on a regular basis and reporting any leaking tobies/pipes to Council as soon as possible.

Want to learn more about how you can help to conserve water? Check out our #10wiseways to conserve water this summer.


Current water restrictions in place

Pahiatua

STATUS:  TOTAL HOSING BAN

We have been advised by Horizons Regional Council of a cyanobacteria alert in the Mangatainoka River and we are conducting weekly testing.  In addition, river levels have started to drop due to warmer weather.  We are adopting a prudent approach to water source management and have started drawing water solely from the bore. These conditions, combined with the current lack of water storage for Pahiatua, have meant a total hosing ban must be put in place with immediate effect. These restrictions are in place until otherwise notified.

Woodville

STATUS: TOTAL HOSING BAN

Water flows in the Mangapapa Stream have dropped significantly due to the warmer weather.  With the Woodville water storage project still not complete, there is an immediate need to conserve water. These restrictions are in place until otherwise notified.

Norsewood

STATUS: TOTAL HOSING BAN

Due to the continuing hot and dry weather, the demand on the bore and the lack of rain to top up house water tanks, it is necessary to impose a total hosing ban for Norsewood. These restrictions are in place until otherwise notified.

Akitio

STATUS: TOTAL HOSING BAN

A total hosing ban is in place for Akitio in order to conserve water during the dry summer months. Unless otherwise notified, these restrictions will be in place until the end of March 2018.

Eketahuna

STATUS: TOTAL HOSING BAN

Due to the continuing hot and dry weather, as well as low river flows, it is necessary to impose a total hosing ban for the Eketahuna area. These restrictions will be in place until otherwise notified.


Restrictions definitions

TOTAL HOSING BAN

Garden sprinklers, unattended water systems, soak hoses, and hand-held hoses CANNOT BE USED.  The ban also means no cleaning cars, washing houses or windows and no refilling of swimming pools. 

ALTERNATE DAY RESTRICTIONS

Hand-held hoses only can be used between the hours stated in the restriction on alternate days i.e. houses with even street numbers on even days, houses with odd street numbers on odd days.


Frequently asked questions

How do I report someone who is not complying with the water restrictions?

If you notice someone is not complying with the water restrictions and you would like to notify us about this, you can call us on 06 374 4080 or 06 376 0110 and speak to our customer services team.

What happens if I don't comply?

Residents that are found to be not complying with the restrictions will receive a reminder notice asking them to help their community by avoiding hose or sprinkler use. Serious repeat offenders will run the risk of having temporary restrictor installed on the point of supply which will have a dramatic effect on their usual activities involving water use.



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