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Updates from Masterton District Council

Harvesting of Southern Reserve Pine Trees

Riversdale Beach Ratepayers Association (RBRA) and Masterton District Council (MDC) have finalised plans for harvesting the forestry block in Riversdale’s Southern Reserve. These trees, about 1000 in number, have reached an age where they should be harvested.

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.

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