Engineers at Martinborough's water plant are scrambling to install a spare pump after the main supply pump fails.
South Wairarapa Mayor Alex Beijen was urging the community to stop outside watering and to conserve water generally in the wake of the failure.
"On Monday evening, the pump on the township's low-manganese bore faulted and is being urgently replaced. With no water being pumped the water reservoir reserves are going down," he said.
Installing the spare pump could be done within a day, but until the reservoir levels have recovered and we know the replacement pump is working well, we must conserve water, Beijen said.
"It's essential that the community immediately responds to this pressing need to conserve water. If the township uses more water than we can supply from the low-manganese bore, we will have to use the other bores as well. That could mean the town's drinking water becoming discoloured.
"Although safe to drink, the water could lose its clarity due to the reaction between manganese and chlorine – we want to avoid discoloured water if we can.
"We're addressing infrastructure replacement as fast as possible, and this is unfortunate timing of an equipment failure," he said..
Information on how to conserve water will be shared throughout the community – you can find out more at www.wellingtonwater.co.nz...
Has anyone got any 5cm plant pots or close to that size, not 10cm though, that they want to get rid of for free? Thanks
Due to a lack of volunteers we are unable to put up our tamed kittens for adoption ourselves – its very time-consuming and labour intensive to get lots of kittens to and from the vet to be desexed and have two vaccinations. So this year we have trapped and tamed them and surrendered them to other rescues. Last Friday we took 6 kittens to the SPCA in Masterton who have done a lot of the hard work for us. Those 6 kittens are now ready to go to their furever homes. If you’d like to meet our kittens you can see them in the adoption room at the SPCA. Thankyou very much Masterton SPCA!
The Wairarapa Model Aero Club will be flying tomorrow from 8am until around 11am.
Several club members are approved MFNZ ( Model Flying New Zealand ) instructors and are more than happy to share their expertise and advice with anyone.
We are also happy to teach you how to fly using the clubs own training aircraft using dual-controls.
Entrance is next to the entrance of the drag strip on Manaia Road.
To check if we are there ( the weather can be a bit unpredictable ), you can get out the weather cam which i believe is updated every half hour: