for road/bridge closure information.
19 February 2015 - Conserve Water Notice
Clutha District Council advises that a conserve
water notice for customers on the North Bruce Rural Water Scheme is in
The scheme supplies households and farms from
Lovells Flat to Waihola including Berwick and Tokoiti.
Water supply is critically low and urgent
reductions in demand are needed to avoid water outages.
Any unnecessary water use such as watering gardens
or cleaning cars is now prohibited until further notice.
Farmers are urged to check for leaks and turn-off
any systems that are not critical.
Council staff are investigating to fix the
Please ring 0800 801 350 to report any leaks or
unusual water use.
Council apologises for any inconvenience this may
that the normal 'Stage
water restrictions are currently in effect for the entire Clutha District.
restriction means watering can only be carried out between the hours of
8pm to 8am.
that watering systems and sprinklers may be used during these times, but
should not be left unattended and the occupier must ensure that water is
not being used wastefully.
While it may
seem strange to have water restrictions given some recent wet weather,
these minor restrictions are more about getting people into the habit of
using water conservatively and hopefully avoiding more severe restrictions
if dry conditions do prevail throughout summer.
also important to note that while many of the district's
water schemes have plentiful sources, restrictions are required during
times of high demand because the treatment plants and pipe capacity of
schemes restrict the amount of water that can be delivered to consumers.
may be granted by Council on a case-by-case basis to commercial properties
and for irrigation depending on the level of restrictions in place, the
extent of the dry period, and the time of the year.
Public Notice of Decisions on Plan
Changes 28-36 to the Clutha District Plan
20 December 2014
Plan Changes 28-32 Natural Hazards, Esplanade
Reserves and Strips, and Conservation Land
Plan Changes 33-36 Public Works and Network
Clause 10 of First Schedule, Resource Management
The Clutha District Council has made decisions on
Proposed Plan Changes 28-36 to the Clutha District Plan.
From Monday 22 December
2014, the decisions may be inspected at the Clutha District Council
Offices, 1 Rosebank Terrace; Lawrence Service Centre, 5 Peel Street,
Lawrence; Milton Service Centre, 124-126 Union Street, Milton; and Tapanui
Service Centre, Suffolk Street, Tapanui, or on Council's website l
Please contact David Campbell (Phone 03 419 0200) if you have any
questions about the decisions.
Any person who has made a submission and/or
further submission has the right to appeal against the decision to the
Environment Court if,
- in relation to a provision or matter
that is the subject of the appeal, the person referred to the provision or
matter in the person's submission/further submission on
the plan changes and;
the appeal does not seek the withdrawal of the proposed plan change as a
Any appeal to the Environment Court under this
clause must be in the prescribed form and lodged with the Environment
Court within 30 working days of service of the notice of decision of the
local authority under clause 11 of the Resource Management Act 1991. For
clarification, 30 working days ends on Tuesday 24 February 2015.
to see Plan Changes 28-32 and 33-36
Public Health Notice - 19 December 2014
Some plumbing fittings have the potential to allow
minute traces of metals to accumulate in water standing in the fittings
for several hours.
Although the health risk is small, the Ministry of
Health recommends that you flush a cup-full of water from your
drinking-water tap each morning before use to remove any metals that may
have dissolved from the plumbing fittings.
We are recommending this simple precaution for all
households, including those on public and private water supplies.