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.

UPDATE 14/12/2019 - 8.40am

TOTAL OUTDOOR WATER BAN LIFTED

Thank you to the community for your water conservation efforts. The reservoirs are back to their normal filling cycles and all is operating normal. The total outdoor water ban in Featherston and Greytown has now been lifted.

The total outdoor water ban in Martinborough still applies.


UPDATE 13/12/2019 - 11.20am

After a planned water shutdown to install new treatment equipment for Greytown's Memorial Park bore yesterday, we were restoring supply when a power cut occurred.

The power cut affected the Waiohine Treatment plant, which supplies water to both Greytown and Featherston. The Waiohine reservoirs were already quite low, as they had been meeting demand during the planned water outage. Although the Memorial Park bore was operational during the power cut, it was not meeting Greytown's demand.

We organised water tankers to supplement the water remaining in the reservoirs. Fortunately power was restored at 9.30pm. This allowed us to begin re-filling the Waiohine-fed reservoirs for Featherston and Greytown.

Thank you to all residents who are responding to the request to cut back water use, especially outdoors, and to the Greytown Fire Service for helping spread the word.

While the reservoirs are being re-filled, the total outdoor water ban is still in effect. We will look to lift this ban when operations continue as normal. We are anticipating this will be lifted tomorrow at 9am. We will confirm this tomorrow morning.

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.

Featherston and Greytown supplies were severely affected on Thursday night after a power cut interrupted supply following a planned water shutdown.

Thank you to all residents who are responding to the request to cut back water use, especially outdoors, and to the Greytown Fire Service for helping spread the word.

We'll provide a further update at midday, or earlier if anything changes.