WATER RESTRICTIONS - SPRINKLER BAN
UPDATED RIVER GRAPHS - WHANGANUI RIVER AND MAKOTUKU RIVER
Friday 27 March 2020
REMINDER - WATER RESTRICTIONS
SPRINKLER BAN IN PLACE
Our current situation is severe as river levels are very low
across the Ruapehu District.
A sprinkler ban has been in place for several weeks for all
Council supplies. The ban is required due to the low amount of rainfall
experienced across the district resulting in extremely low river levels as well
as the increased demand on the public drinking water supply during the hot, dry
Ruapehu District Council urges all residents to conserve
water and adhere to only using hand held hoses between 6:00am - 8:00am and 7:00pm - 9:00pm.
For other ideas to conserve water, refer to the link here Saving Water .
If you would like up-to-date information on river flows you can go to the following websites for the latest online monitoring data:
Under current resource consent conditions these are the official flow recorders which manage abstraction for all of the Ruapehu District.
Water restrictions are notified to the Northern communities (Owhango, Taumarunui and National Park) by Ruapehu District Council when the Whanganui River at Te Maire approaches the minimum flow threshold of 29m3/second.
Water restrictions are notified to the Southern communities (Ohakune and Raetihi) by Ruapehu District Council when the Makotuku River at SH 49A Bridge approaches the minimum flow threshold of 115 litres/second.