Water Rationing and Restrictions

As part of managing the district's valuable water resources, Council requires water usage data from resource consent holders via their water meter readings. This data is instrumental in ensuring sustainable water management particularly in summer when drier conditions prevail. In those periods, where drought impacts on water availability, water rationing and urban restrictions are critical to ensuring the preservation of the resource. 

Council considers water-use rationing and restrictions through a forum called the Dry Weather Taskforce.

Dry Weather Task Force

Functions of the Dry Weather Task Force and contact details for members.

Water Rationing and Restrictions

The Council implements rationing and restrictions on water use during times of dry periods to manage our water efficiently.