Water Restrictions in the Hurunui District

Current Water Restrictions in Hurunui District

The council continually monitors and manages the district’s water resource. When conditions are dry and there is a risk of low river flows, affected water supply schemes will be required to conserve water.

Water saving hints 

The table below shows the current level of restrictions:

Please note: Whilst the rain has increased river flows and lessened demand in crucial areas, once the rain stops and the weather improves we may need to reintroduce restrictions depending on the situation.

On Demand (Township) Water Supplies:

Water Scheme

Water Restrictions

Restrictions updated

Friday 12 January 2018 

Amberley Township

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Culverden Township

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Hanmer Springs Township 

Level 1 High Risk

 Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Hawarden - Waikari

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Leithfield Beach Township

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Waiau Township

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Waipara Township                         

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Rural Water Supplies:

Water Scheme

Water     

    Restrictions       

Restrictions updated

Friday 12 January 201 

Amberley Rural Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Amuri Rural Level 1 High Risk Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Ashley Rural - Leithfield beach 

See the blue area on the map)

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Ashley Rural - Racecourse Bore.

See pink area on the map)

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Ashley Rural - Ashley river intake

Ashley See the map) 

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Balmoral

Level 1 High Risk

Reduced river flows have been seen

Blythe

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Cheviot

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Hanmer Springs (Rural)

Level 1High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Hawarden Waikari (Rural)

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Hurunui No. 1

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Kaiwara

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Lower Waitohi

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Parnassus

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Peaks

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Upper Waitohi

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Waiau Rural

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

Waipara (Rural)

Level 1 High Risk

Please conserve water by using it sensibly

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, 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.

Penalties for Wasting Water

Please be aware that wasting water is an prosecutable offence under the Local Government Act. If you or someone on your property is wasting water then we may restrict the water supply to your land and buildings while we seek prosecution - which carries a fine of up to $5,000 upon conviction.