Watering restrictions for Hawea, Arthurs Point and the Lake
Hayes Scheme can now be lifted, Queenstown Lakes District
Council three watersmanager Gerry Essenberg said.
All three communities were restricted to hand-held watering
in December after warm temperatures and minimal rainput
pressure on reservoirs,Mr Essenberg said.
"The council has been working with high-end users to manage
their water use but there is no doubt that the co-operation
of all three communities has seen water use maintain at
sustainable levels through the height of summer.
"The council was extremely grateful to everyone that had
adhered to the restriction but reminded the community that
water demand management was a year-round issue.
"Lifting the restriction does not spell an end to water
demand management for those communities and all residents of
the Lakes District.
"Water from the tap comes at a price," Mr Essenberg said. The
more our residents can conserve, the more affordable our
water infrastructure becomes," he said.
Mr Essenberg recommended people visit the council'swebsite or
the council's sustainable website choice http://choice.qldc.govt.nz
to find out how to apply water management at home.