The Kaipatangata stream, which is our main water source, is dependent on rainfall and is currently so low there is no longer any water flowing over the weir.
We are now providing water via the Frederick Street bore field. The maximum daily supply the council can currently maintain is 2500 cubic metres per day and when we go slightly over this, as we have done a few times in January, it compromises our district’s firefighting ability.
Due to this, a total water ban is now in place. This means the use of handheld hoses and sprinklers is not currently permitted.
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