Saving water this summer

Everyone has a part to play in managing summer water demand. Water restrictions are usually linked to flow in the Ruamahanga River and declared in January or February. However, this year, in Martinborough, we’ll need to carefully monitor water consumption because the Martinborough township is being supplied by only one bore until the manganese extraction plant is installed.

The manganese extraction plant is expected to be operational before the summer of 2020. That means this summer we need to operate within our winter consumption levels of 1,200m³/day (about half of usual summer demand). This can be achieved if outdoor water use is minimal.

This means that:

  • water restrictions will be applied
  • we will keep the community informed about water consumption levels on our website.

Now is an excellent time for everyone to voluntarily conserve water.