Following the recent warm and dry weather and a significant drop in river levels, restrictions have been placed on the water takes from the Waiohine River.
As a result of restrictions on the water race take, property owners with water races, particularly in and around Greytown, will notice a decreased flow and in some cases no flow at all. The water races in South Wairarapa divert water from the Waiohine and Tauherenikau rivers to provide livestock in surrounding farmlands with drinking water.
While water restrictions are in place, Wellington Water, on behalf of South Wairarapa District Council, is diverting some water from the Greytown urban supply to the rural supply. Unfortunately, until there is sufficient rain to top up our river levels, these restrictions will remain.