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Media release: Easing of Watering Restrictions for all of South Wairarapa, for now

Published 10/02/2020

South Wairarapa Mayor Alex Beijen is delighted with Martinborough, Greytown and Featherston's efforts in conserving water over the past two weeks since a total outdoor water ban was applied to all of South Wairarapa.

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Wastewater discharge - Martinborough Wastewater Treatment Plant

Published 31/01/2020

An ongoing issue at the Martinborough Wastewater Treatment Plant has again resulted in a discharge of partially treated wastewater into the Ruamahanga River. This occurred on Monday 27 January between 9.20am and 11.30am.

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Media Release: Featherston and Greytown join Martinborough with a complete outdoor water ban

Published 28/01/2020

Water restrictions in Featherston and Greytown are today being tightened to a complete outdoor water ban.

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Media Release: Immediate Outdoor Water Ban for Martinborough Township

Published 27/01/2020

Despite the call to the community to immediately cease using water outside and to conserve water generally, water consumption has reached critical levels in Martinborough.

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Media Release: Love it or lose it – Martinborough must use less water

Published 24/01/2020

South Wairarapa Mayor Alex Beijen is urging the community to immediately use less water outside and to conserve water generally as the summer heat kicks in.

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Media release: Featherston and Greytown join Martinborough on tighter water restrictions

Published 08/01/2020

Water restrictions in Featherston and Greytown are today being tightened to hand-held watering devices only.

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Martinborough Total Outdoor Water Ban Lifted

Published 16/12/2019

Thank you to the residents of Martinborough for your conservation efforts this past week. The total outdoor water ban has now been lifted, and residents are now permitted to water their gardens using hand-held devices - no irrigation devices, sprinklers or unattended hoses.

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Important information for Featherston and Greytown residents on town water supply

Published 13/12/2019

Morning update for Greytown and Featherston residents: Please continue to restrict your water use to essential needs only and to avoid any garden watering for the time being. Please limit showers to three minutes. Note that the outdoor watering use ban remains in place for Martinborough.

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Martinborough water supply update

Published 11/12/2019

Following the fault on Monday with the low manganese bore that is supplying the Martinborough Township, the pump was successfully replaced yesterday. However this morning the pump experienced an electrical fault, which means there is no water pumping from the bore and reservoir levels are going down. We have our team on site working on a replacement as fast as possible.

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Media release: Martinborough Township Outdoor Water Ban

Published 10/12/2019

South Wairarapa Mayor Alex Beijen is urging the community to immediately cease using water outside and to conserve water generally.

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Martinborough Township urged to conserve water

Published 27/11/2019

Last night the bore supplying Martinborough Township with drinking water failed for a brief time due to increased turbidity, or cloudiness, of the aquifer source. Wellington Water believes the turbidity arose due to a sudden spike in demand.

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Martinborough Township starts summer water restrictions on 30 November 2019

Published 19/11/2019

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