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Updates from Masterton District Council

Total watering ban lifted – for a few days

Masterton gardeners are getting what is likely to be a brief respite from the total garden watering ban, after unexpected rain yesterday (Thursday) saw a rise in the level of the Waingawa River.

As a result, Masterton District Council (MDC) has eased the garden watering restriction to handheld hoses only.

Water meter installation begins

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.

Dry spell forces sprinkler ban

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.

Road and Carpark Closure for Cruise Martinborough

Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulation 1965, notice is hereby given that the Masterton District Council has received an application to close Farriers carpark and part of a street to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder, for the purpose of permitting a hotrod classic cars and retro caravans show.

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