11 Apr 2024

Water restrictions around Akaroa Harbour have been removed.

Level 2 restrictions were put in place in Akaroa, Duvauchelle and Takamatua to reduce demand for water during dry conditions earlier this year.

Head of Three Waters Brent Smith says the cooler weather means people are now using much less water.

“We’re very thankful for the ongoing patience and cooperation of residents. As soon as water restrictions were introduced we saw water use come right down, which meant we didn’t have to impose tougher restrictions,” says Mr Smith.

“We’ve been keeping a close eye on stream levels to check when the restrictions could be lifted.”

“The streams that supply drinking water to Akaroa, Duvauchelle and Takamatua have been low this year, but we’ve seen gradual improvements to their flows over recent weeks.”

“Demand for water is now much less than we saw over summer, and we expect it will drop even further.”

“Reducing water use takes pressure off our pumps and pipes and helps ensure a fair and uninterrupted supply for everyone.”

“We also want to thank residents across Banks Peninsula for reporting leaks on public or private property.”

“Please continue to get in touch with the Council if you spot a leak or see anything out of the ordinary that might suggest a leak. Unexpected leaks can result in thousands of litres of wasted water,” Mr Smith says.

Report leaks by calling us on 03 941 8999 or using the Snap, Send, Solve app.