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.
Kiwi reggae royalty Herbs will headline the biggest Waifest lineup ever put together, in Masterton on Waitangi Day (6 February).
Garden sprinkling will be limited to alternate days for Masterton residents from Sunday 1 December, as Masterton District Council (MDC) responds to a sustained period of dry weather.
A new simplified water restrictions system will make it easier for Masterton residents to understand how to conserve water this summer.