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How we manage our water demand

  • The Council's Water Conservation and Demand Management Plan [PDF, 1593 KB] provides background information and an analysis of water management in the Selwyn District, and presents a plan for improved water demand management.
  • High growth in the eastern urban townships including Rolleston, Lincoln, West Melton and Prebbleton, is driving the need for more public drinking water from these townships sources - both at existing and new sites.
  • All current township water restrictions are notified via this website, Facebook and Selwyn Gets Ready. We also inform our rate payers through etxt and emails.
  • Further information about the districts water supplies is available in the 5Waters Activity Management Plans

How you can help

  • For some townships residents are able to self-monitor scheme capacity and adjust water usage to suit e.g. don’t irrigate lawns while the scheme is under pressure.
  • Check our Save water page for more tips about wise water usage.

Useful links

  • To understand how much water is available in our region and how we manage it, you can visit the Regional Council's website: LAWA (Land, Air, Water Aotearoa) website.
  • To understand how we are doing compared to other districts you can visit Water NZ website.