Just reminding everyone to sort out their e-waste to bring down to the Karori Community Centre on Saturday:
Monthly AEA web events are held on the third Saturday (Greenwich Mean Time) of each month.
for December this is 9am Sunday 22nd (NZ time).
For newcomers interested in receiving a Zoom invitation for the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Wairarapa Mayor Alex Beijen is urging the community to immediately cease using water outside and to conserve water generally.
“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."
Mayor Beijen said he had been advised that 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.
“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,” said Mayor Beijen.
Information on how to conserve water will be shared throughout the community – you can find out more at www.wellingtonwater.co.nz...
“We will update the community when more information is available,” Mr Beijen said.
Following the storm on Sunday 8 December we are assessing and collating all of the information and data we received.
This information is important as it helps us understand the impact events like this have on the network. You may see our crews out over the next few days investigating the impact and clearing stormwater drains.
If you experienced flooding within your property (inside your house) during Sunday’s event please contact email@example.com with the details and any photos showing the flood water.