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Water Restrictions Fairlie

This is going to be a long hot Summer and as El Nino takes effect rainfall is going to reduce.

Council’s ability to take water for treating (i.e. water for household use) is governed by a consent from Environment Canterbury. The consent conditions are measured against the unmodified flow as measured by the SH1 bridge at Temuka.

We are at the point where we need to start reducing the amount of water we use. While it is lovely to have a lush green lawn, it does take a lot of water to maintain. Starting immediately, please limit garden irrigation, but especially limit irrigation of lawns.

We have water restriction indicators outside our major towns, so you can see at a glance what we need to do at any point. You can also check our website and facebook page for the latest situation.

Five stages of restrictions

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1Conserve waterMaximum 4 hours watering permitted each day, including lawns.
2Sprinkler and hose restrictionsMaximum 2 hours watering permitted each day. No watering of lawns.
3Single hand-held hose onlyMaximum 1 hour watering permitted each day. No watering of lawns.
4Single hand-held hose onlyMaximum 30 minutes watering permitted each day. No watering of lawns.
5Total hose banNo watering permitted.