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.
Lotto's $42 million Powerball rolled over on Wednesday night, boosting the prize to $50m on Saturday - potentially the biggest ever.
To read more, click here.
What would you do with $50 million?
Repurpose old Scrabble tiles and picture frames together to create cute and colourful word art.
Have fun creating your own messages and paint the frames in your favourite Resene colours.
Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.
Find out how to create your own.
Kia ora koutou, I am Tui Lewis and I represent the Hutt City Council on the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee, set up by the Greater Wellington Regional Council to make recommendations for maintaining and improving our taonga – our fresh and coastal waters.
I am honoured to have the privilege of serving Te Awakarangi and to support the kaitiakitanga of our special environment with the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara committee. We are looking forward to working with you to maintain and improve the quality of the water in our catchments. Growing population is placing an immense pressure on our waste and stormwater pipes. We need to fix our infrastructure to leave a healthier catchment to our children, and fixing infrastructure is costly. These are big changes, and needs to reflect our communities’ views informed by good evidence and information to find solutions that are fair and equitable.
Come and talk to me about what we can do together. Connect with us to talk about what we can do together. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To see what we have been doing visit our Facebook page, and to share what you value about our water and your solutions have your say by following the link below.