Water restrictions

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

Last updated 04/04/2018

Dannevirke - STATUS:  NO RESTRICTIONS

Pahiatua - STATUS:  NO RESTRICTIONS

Woodville - STATUS: NO RESTRICTIONS

Eketahuna - STATUS: NO RESTRICTIONS

Norsewood - STATUS: NO RESTRICTIONS

Akitio - STATUS: NO RESTRICTIONS


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

Garden sprinklers, unattended water systems and hand-held hoses may be used between the hours of 5:00pm to 7:00pm on alternate days as follows:

Even numbered houses may water on even days of the month, and odd numbered houses may water on odd days of the month.


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. 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.

If there is a total hosing ban, can I use a watering can to water my garden?

Yes you can, as long as you are collecting greywater and using this. Ways of collecting greywater include showering with a bucket in the shower to catch excess water, and collecting water from the washing machine.