Property owners looking to connect to the Lake Hayes water
and wastewater schemes, whose land is outside the original
zoning, will have to make do with restricted water supply.
That was the answer to a question from Cr John Mann during
yesterday's Queenstown Lakes District Council infrastructure
services meeting, as to whether a decision made yesterday
would mark the "first departure from the value of service"
supplied at the estate.
The discussion came while Trinity Development Alliance's
request for an extension of the Lake Hayes water and
wastewater schemes for three properties outside of the
scheme's existing zoning was discussed.
Approval for connection was granted for the three lots, but
because of stress on the Lake Hayes water supply during
summer, it carried the caveat of a restricted supply.
When Gerry Essenberg, manager of council-owned company Three
Waters, confirmed this, Cr Mann said the council would have
to send a signal to future developers of the restrictions.
They would be restricted to accessing 2.1cu m of water a day,
and being at a high elevation, would find their supply
limited during peak demand.
During these periods, on-site tanks will "enable them to
manage their own consumption".
Mr Essenberg said the restricted supply was still about three
times the minimum required in New Zealand.