The first stage of water restrictions are now in place for
the entire Clutha district.
Council district assets manager Jules Witt said the ''Stage
One - Summer Mode'' restriction, which came into effect on
Monday, meant watering was restricted to between the hours of
8pm to 8am. Watering systems and sprinklers may be used
during these times, but should not be left unattended and the
resident must ensure that water is not being used wastefully.
Mr Witt said that while it might seem strange to have water
restrictions, given the recent wet weather, the minor
restrictions were more about getting people into the habit of
using water conservatively and hopefully avoiding more severe
restrictions if dry conditions did prevail throughout summer.
Exemptions may be granted by the council on a case-by-case
basis to commercial properties.