Water restrictions from Tuesday 4 April 2019

Urban communities and rural extensions

No restrictions although people are still encouraged to use water wisely.

Rural communities
Water permit holders
  • No restrictions, but efficient use of water expected.
Rural supply schemes (Dovedale, Eighty-Eight Valley, Redwood Valley)
  •  No restrictions, although people are still encouraged to use water wisely.

Rural support and advice

The Ministry for Primary Industries and Rural Support Trust are working together to provide support for farmers, growers and others in the rural community affected by the fire.

Visit www.mpi.govt.nz for more information(external link) .

Anyone needing additional water should contact a tanker company to arrange a water delivery. 

Drought information

Advice on dealing with drought conditions from the Ministry for Primary Industries(external link)

Water sharing arrangements

Previously approved informal well-sharing arrangements are no longer permitted from Monday 18 March. Those pre-existing well-sharing arrangements covered by consent are still operative.