Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Water demand has dropped - Council relaxing restrictions from Phase B to Phase A as of Tuesday 21 March.” 

Tasman District Council Water restrictions relaxed

 Waimea and Wakefield urban water restrictions ease back to Phase A

Thanks to a drop in demand for water consumption and adequate rainfall across the Tasman District, residents on council water supplies in Waimea, Wakefield and their rural extensions will return to Phase A water restrictions from Tuesday 21 March. 

Water users in the affected areas had previously been under Phase B restrictions, prompted by uncertain rain forecasts and Council concerns around exceeding the amount of water it could extract from its intakes.   

However, Tasman District Council Community Infrastructure Group Manager Richard Kirby said “the measures taken to reduce the level of abstraction in recent weeks had provided the necessary shift beyond the risk area for any exceedance.” 

“The demand has since dropped and we are relaxing restrictions from Phase B to Phase A as of Tuesday 21 March.” 

“We want to thank everyone for doing their part to conserve water so far.”  

Waimea includes Richmond, Brightwater, Hope, Redwood 1 and 2 and Māpua water supplies.  

Under Phase A restrictions, watering of grass or lawns is not permitted.  However, watering decorative and productive gardens is permitted using a handheld hose with trigger nozzle or time limited water system.     

For pool owners, filling a pool is prohibited at this time, however topping up a pool is still permitted.        

Nelson residents living adjacent to Champion Road, where water is supplied from the Richmond Water Supply Scheme, are also included in these Phase A water restrictions.   

This covers the Wakatu Industrial Estate, Champion Rd and parts of Saxton Road West.  

Tasman District Council

Pigeon Post News Richmond, Tasman.

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