Level 2 Water Supply Restrictions - Shannon & Tokomaru

28 March 2018, 02:10 PM

Horowhenua District Council wishes to advise all residents connected to the town water supply that Level 2 Water Restrictions are in place for Shannon and Tokomaru until further notice. This is the result of dropping river levels and continuously high demand. 

Level 3 Water Restrictions have been put in place for Levin, effective from 8 December.

Commercial customers with very high water demand are also advised to take all practicable measures to reduce water use while this water restriction is in place.

Conditions relating to this notice are listed below:


Level 2 Conditions

Private gardens - watering

  • Garden sprinklers must not be used at any time
  • Soak hoses must not be used at any time
  • Handheld hoses, watering cans or buckets can be used on your odd/even days at any time
  • Houses with even street numbers on even date
  • Houses with odd street numbers on odd dates

Public Parks, gardens and road reserves – watering

  • Watering by bore water only

Paved areas – cleaning

  • Hosing of paved areas is prohibited unless cleaning is required as a result of an accident, fire, health hazard or other emergency.
  • The use of a bucket filled directly from a tap is permitted at any time.

Household window cleaning and water jetting

  • Water must not be used to clean windows except by means of a bucket or watering can filled directly from a tap.

Cleaning of cars, trucks, boats, jet skis, motorbikes and bicycles

  • Water must not be used for cleaning except by means of a bucket or watering can filled directly from a tap.

Suggested water saving tips:

  • Turn off the tap while brushing teeth or shaving
  • Check your toilet cistern, taps, and pipes for leaks or overflow
  • Use a bucket of water and a soft sponge or mop for outdoor cleaning jobs
  • Sweep up garden waste, rather than hosing it away
  • Do only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher
  • Take shorter showers
  • Use a bowl or plug in the sink when washing vegetables or hand-washing dishes
  • Install a dual-flush toilet cistern.

For any enquiries please contact Council on (06) 366 0999 or enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz