Water restrictions

Otago on water restriction warning

Otago on water restriction warning

Water restrictions could be imminent, the Otago Regional Council warns as the region's river levels drop.

Water restrictions now in place

Water restrictions now in place

Water restrictions are now in force for users on the Lake Hayes Scheme, and roadside signs have been installed to inform residents. The restrictions apply to residents of Lake Hayes Estate, Ladies Mile, the Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Rd and Speargrass Flat Rd.

Water issues flushed out in council plan

Water, specifically volumetric charging for water and "districtisation" of charges, has been a main issue for Central Otago residents in the district council's long-term plan.

Fears water regulations will destroy farming

Fears water regulations will destroy farming

Proposed rural water regulation changes are too "aggressive", "unachievable", "inflexible" and could end farming, forestry and horticulture as the region knows it, some of its opposers say.

Water use rising, despite restrictions

Water use rising, despite restrictions

Residents connected to the Lake Hayes water scheme are being credited for conserving water over recent weeks but have been reminded water restrictions are still in place.

Restraints lifted after careful water use

Watering restrictions for Hawea, Arthurs Point and the Lake Hayes Scheme can now be lifted, Queenstown Lakes District Council three watersmanager Gerry Essenberg said.

Watering cuts imposed

Irrigation restrictions have been imposed in Lake Hayes, Arthur's Point and Hawea in a bid to conserve reservoir levels and maintain firefighting storage.

Water limit imposed

The Clutha District Council has imposed summer water restrictions which apply across the region.

Water consents drag on

Water consents drag on

Farmers wanting more water for irrigation from the upper Waitaki catchment are working through issues associated with 110 resource consent applications, but the process is taking longer than expected.

Farmers urged to check water rules, consents

Canterbury farmers, and those in the Waitaki Valley, have been warned to check about water restrictions as the new irrigation season begins.

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