Water restrictions lifted


All level one and two water restrictions in place across the Ashburton District have been lifted, effective immediately.
Residents connected to Council-owned water supplies in Ashburton, Chertsey, Fairton, Hakatere, Hinds, Lake Hood, Mayfield, Methven, Mt Somers and Rakaia are no longer required to restrict their use of hoses and sprinkler systems, however permanent hosing bans remain in place for the Montalto, Methven Springfield and Dromore supplies.
Council Service Delivery Group Manager Neil McCann says, “We have been monitoring our schemes’ water usage, and with the cooler temperatures and wetter weather beginning to arrive, we feel confident that the water restrictions are no longer necessary. I would, however encourage people to continue using water-wise practices to avoid wastage.”