The Dry Weather Taskforce has met and set the restriction levels for the coming week.

Consent holders in the following Water Management Zones will remain on or move to the following rationing steps (excluding any individual consent specific cuts) effective from Monday 30 March.

Step 1 - 20% cut

Moutere Western Groundwater, Lower Confined Aquifer (Affiliated), Hope and Eastern (Affiliated), Waimea Zones (Affiliated), Redwoods, Wai-iti, Wai-iti Dam Service, Takaka Surface, Takaka Aquifer, Takaka Marble Aquifer, Tapawera, Tadmor, Glen Rae, Wangapeka, Baton, Stanley Brook.

Step 2 - 35% cut

Moutere Eastern Groundwater, Waimea (Unaffiliated), Lower Confined (Unaffiliated), and Hope and Eastern Hills (Unaffiliated).

Step 3 - 50% cut


Cease take – 100% cut

Dove River.

Public Reticulated supply restrictions

There is no change to the current restrictions on public reticulated supplies.

Phase B restrictions are in place for Eighty-Eight Valley and Dovedale public water supply.

Under Phase B restrictions you can’t water the lawns, fill or top up your pool or use water for play activities. You can still water veggie gardens and fruit trees with a handheld hose, timer system or bucket. Watering your amenity gardens and trees is only permitted every second day, again using a handheld hose or timer system.  If your street address is an even number, water on even numbered days and likewise for odd numbers.

Phase A restrictions are in place for Richmond, Hope, Brightwater, Redwood Valley, Māpua/Ruby Bay, Wakefield and Tapawera. Residents are not permitted to fill swimming pools, but they can be topped up. Watering grass and lawns is not allowed but as long as you use a hand-held hose you can still water your plants and veggie gardens, wash buildings and cars.

These restrictions apply to homes, businesses and public organisations in the affected areas.