Current water consumption
The below meter indicates daily water consumption in Martinborough for the last two days.
This will be updated every two days.
Green – less than 1200m³/day
Amber – between 1200 m³/ and 1700m³/day – water restrictions hand held only
Red – over 1700m³/day – water restrictions hose pipe ban
Current state: Amber
The below table indicates the consumption in the Martinborough Township.
Last updated: 16/12/2019
Manganese extraction plant
We’re planning to install a manganese extraction 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.