Pres­sure on Tararua wa­ter

Manawatu Standard - - News -

Tararua res­i­dents are be­ing asked to con­serve wa­ter to avoid fur­ther re­stric­tions as the sum­mer heats up.

The Tararua Dis­trict Coun­cil has put wa­ter re­stric­tions in place across the dis­trict, as the hot, dry weather con­tin­ues and river lev­els get low.

Aki­tio and Norse­wood are un­der a to­tal hos­ing ban, so res­i­dents can­not use sprin­klers, soak hoses, ir­ri­gation sys­tems, or use hoses to wa­ter gar­dens or wash cars, houses or boats.

Mean­while, al­ter­nate day re­stric­tions are in place for Eketa¯huna, Woodville and Pahı¯atua. Soak hoses are banned at all times, but hand­held hoses can be used be­tween 7pm and 9pm on al­ter­nate days – houses with even street num­bers on even days, and houses with odd street num­bers on odd days.

A coun­cil spokesper­son said if res­i­dents co-op­er­ate, fur­ther re­stric­tions would be less likely.

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