MEDIA RELEASE: Conserve Water Notice Lifted for Featherston & Greytown

20 July 2021

Wellington Water has now lifted the water conservation notice for Featherston and Greytown.

On the morning of Saturday 17 July, Wellington Water asked the people of Featherston and Greytown to conserve water in order to help in preventing any interruption to supply due to bad weather.

Bad weather, like the weather the region had experienced last month, can cause cloudy or hazy bore water. Cloudy water doesn’t respond as well to our treatment processes, meaning we have limited supply capacity.

In such heavy rainfall or unusual weather it is important that we continue to be mindful of the water that we use to help the system keep up with demand.

Wellington Water and South Wairarapa District Council have a project underway to increase the treated water storage at the treatment plant which will increase available water significantly. This will allow us to manage high demand events for an extended period regardless of river conditions.


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