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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 place.

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 problem.

Please ring 0800 801 350 to report any leaks or unusual water use.

Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

Summer Water Restrictions

A reminder that the normal 'Stage One - Summer Mode' water restrictions are currently in effect for the entire Clutha District.

The 'Stage One - Summer Mode' restriction means watering can only be carried out between the hours of 8pm to 8am.

This means 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.

It is 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. 

Exemptions 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 Utilities

Clause 10 of First Schedule, Resource Management Act 1991

 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 whole.

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.

Steve Hill,


Click here 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.

Steve Hill






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