Masterton District Council (MDC) is planning to start installing around 9,000 water meters in Masterton residential properties in February, but meters will not be used to charge for water services until the 2021-22 financial year.
Ongoing dry conditions have forced a ban on sprinklers in Masterton, with garden watering limited to handheld hoses only until the level of the Waingawa River improves. Masterton District Council (MDC) is responding to flows in the river, the source of Masterton’s drinking water, falling below 1,300 litres per second.
Masterton District Council is congratulating teams working on two projects focused on Wairarapa’s water sustainability, following the announcement of more than $7 million of Central Government funding.
Users of the Wainuioru Rural Water Scheme have been reminded to boil their water before it is used for human consumption, after a sample tested positive for E.coli.
There’s been strong usage of Masterton’s new wheelie bin service in its first fortnight.