Water restrictions

Last updated: 26 Nov, 2021 09:45pm

Water restrictions may occur in times of high use, such as summer months.

They help conserve water for all users, make sure there is water available for fire fighting, if needed, and help our environment by remaining within our resource consent regulations.

  • How will you know that water restrictions have been imposed?
  • What increases our water consumption so drastically over the summer months?

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How will you know that water restrictions have been imposed?

This website will keep you updated with the latest news if water restrictions are in place.

You can check our Status page for updates.

You can also follow our daily water usage.

For more information, contact us or check Council’s social media pages.

Other places to keep an eye on include:

  • The water restriction wheel located on the Carters building, High Street
  • Advertisements in the Carterton Crier
  • Council pages in the Wairarapa Midweek.
  • Local radio

 

What increases our water consumption so drastically over the summer months?

During the summer Carterton’s water consumption almost doubles that consumed over the winter period. This can be attributed to high levels of garden watering, and other usage such as swimming pool filling and topping up.

A garden hose can easily deliver 20 litres of water every minute; that is equivalent to a bath full of water every five minutes, so it’s easy to see how careless watering or leaving the tap on by accident can waste a lot of water.

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