Water consumption

Current water consumption

Current consumption for Martinborough, Featherston and Greytown are being recorded here on the website. You can click through to each town in the navigation above for further information on current consumption.

Consumption levels are important to monitor as watering restrictions will be enforced based off consumption levels in each township, following the three tier system Green, Amber, Red.

Martinborough water consumption

Green – less than 1200 m³/day
Amber – between 1200 m³/ and 1700 m³/day – water restrictions hand held only
Red  – over 1700 m³/day – water restrictions hose pipe ban

Check current consumption levels in Martinborough here.

Featherston/Greytown water consumption

Green – less than 3500 m³/day
Amber – between 3500 m³/ and 3900 m³/day – water restrictions hand held only
Red – over 3900m³/day – water restrictions hose pipe ban

Check current consumption levels in Greytown and Featherston here.

Manganese reduction plant

We’re planning to install a manganese reduction plant to progress towards permanent chlorination of the Martinborough town water supply. The current chlorination arrangements are temporary because the town is being supplied by only one bore, the one with the lowest levels of manganese. Water with high levels of manganese becomes discoloured when chlorine is added.

Effectively removing the manganese from the town water supply and being able to return to drawing water from more than one bore is the best course of action to ensure clean, clear, safe and secure water for the town.

Due to unforeseen delays, this plant will not be operational by summer. This means that Martinborough will continue to be supplied by only one bore, resulting in a need for community efforts to reduce demand to ensure there is enough water to last all summer long.

Further to the existing garden watering restrictions (odds & evens watering system), restrictions may escalate during the summer and may be specific to towns. We will advertise these restrictions via print, social media and on our website. You can look at specific restrictions for Martinborough, Greytown, and Featherston here on this site using the navigation above.