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Critical water shortage in Woodville - Tararua District Council

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Due to a critical shortage of treated water a total hosing ban is now in place for Woodville and residents are asked to urgently conserve water.

The treated water shortage has arisen due to a failure at the Woodville water treatment plant. This has meant the town’s water usage has outstripped the plants ability to treat stored water.

"It is urgent that all Woodville residents take immediate action to conserve water to ensure continued supply to the town" says Council Chief Executive Blair King. "Extraordinary water users will notice an immediate impact on their supply as the water use is being manually cut back".

The total hosing ban is effective immediately and until further notice. Council is currently working with Fonterra to transport treated water from Dannevirke directly to the Woodville reservoir in an effort to reduce the impact on the town. Council understands these restrictions will cause disruption and inconvenience to residents and is currently investigating possible solutions for the treatment and supply of water and will keep residents informed.

To keep updated please visit the Council website or Facebook page: In addition to abiding by the hosing restrictions, residents can help conserve water by checking all taps and tanks for leaks on a regular basis and reporting any leaking tobies or pipes to Council as soon as possible. More information on how to conserve water can be found at:

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