Water Restrictions in the Hurunui District

Water Restrictions

Levels of Restrictions

The Council has four levels of restrictions:

Level 1: High Risk

Conserve water by using it sensibly. For example, only watering the garden in the evening and early morning to avoid evaporation; making sure every load in the washing machine is a full one and using the ‘suds saver’ feature if installed; only having three-minute showers etc. Click here for a list of other water-saving hints.

Level 2 : Very High Risk

Only hand-held hoses, watering cans or buckets may be used to water gardens.

The use of sprinklers or irrigation systems are prohibited at all times. This includes rotary, pop-up, drippers, or any other types of watering systems.

It is prohibited to wash cars or fill pools.

Level 3 : Extreme Risk

Only watering cans or buckets may be used to water gardens.

The use of hand held hoses, sprinklers or irrigation systems are prohibited at all times. This includes rotary, pop-up, drippers, or any other types of watering systems. Owners of private wells in the restricted areas are directed to only water productive gardens every second day.

It is prohibited to wash cars or fill pools.

Level 4 : Critical Risk

There is a complete ban on all watering systems. Water may only be used for domestic purposes such as drinking and washing and to provide drinking water for stock.  

Please note: Under water restriction levels 2-4, we are unable to provide emergency additional water supplies to water tanks on affected water schemes.

Current Water Restrictions in Hurunui District

Critical Risk - water restrictions Ashley Rural water Scheme - Southern end

The table below shows the current level of restrictions:

On Demand (Township) Water Supplies:

Water Scheme

Water Restrictions

Amberley Township

Level 1 : High Risk

Culverden Township

No restriction

Hanmer Springs Township

No restriction

Hawarden Township

No restriction

Leithfield Beach Township

No restriction

Waiau Township

No restriction

Waikari Township

No restriction

Waipara Township

No restriction

 

Rural Water Supplies:

Water Scheme

Water Restrictions

Amuri Plains

Level 4 : Critical Risk

Ashley

Level 1 : High Risk

Ashley Southern 

Level 4 Critical Risk see map

Balmoral

No restriction

Blythe

No restriction

Cheviot

No restriction

Hanmer Springs (Rural)

No restriction

Hawarden Waikari (Rural)

No restriction

Hurunui No. 1

No restriction

Kaiwara

No restriction

Lower Waitohi

No restriction

Parnassus

No restriction

Peaks

No restriction

Upper Waitohi

No restriction

Waiau Rural

No restriction

Waipara (Rural)

No restriction