Water Shortage Direction - Section 329 of the Resource Management Act 1991

Domestic water use within any water management zone during periods of water rationing in that zone is restricted:

No watering of lawns or decorative gardens is permitted.

Stock drinking water is not restricted.


Stage 1 Rationing which is a 20% cut from authorised weekly usage will commence Monday 27 January 2020 for the holders of consents who are irrigators in the following Water Management Zones

Delta, Delta (Affiliated), Delta (Unaffiliated), Golden Hills, Golden hills (Affiliated), Golden Hills (Unaffiliated), Reservoir, Reservoir (Affiliated), Reservoir (Unaffiliated), Upper Catchments, Upper Catchments (Affiliated), Upper Catchments (Unaffiliated), Upper Confined, Upper Confined (Affiliated), Upper Confined (Unaffiliated), Waimea West, Waimea West (Affiliated), Waimea West (Unaffiliated), Motupiko


It is important Consent holders are familiar with Resource Consent conditions.

The position will be reviewed at the next meeting of the Dry Weather Taskforce on 28 January.

Issued under delegated authority by Dennis Bush-King, Environment and Planning Manager