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Last modified: 08 Jan 2021 12:22pm

Water use in Selwyn is now at an all-time high and we need everyone to use water wisely to avoid restrictions before the end of summer.

With the arrival of the hot weather the temperature doubled and so did our water consumption. If the high water use continues at current rates restrictions will be inevitable before the end of summer.

However, with a few changes we can ensure everyone can keep having a good, uninterrupted supply over summer. The Council is asking people to reduce water use and to avoid watering gardens and lawns during peak times of 6–9am and 4–9pm.

Please change your watering time to a lower demand time and if you have an automatic timer, adjust it. The drier weather has also meant some water races are drier than usual. The Council is actively monitoring water race flows and people are encouraged to reduce use and use water wisely from water races.