Water quality at Lake Hayes

From 1 December Otago Regional Council staff will be out and about testing water quality in lakes and rivers for the summer season. If you (or your dog) are thinking of swimming in Lake Hayes, you’re encouraged to check the ‘Can I Swim Here?’ section of the LAWA (Land Air Water Aotearoa) website to see the latest weekly water quality results.

No more water restrictions

Water restrictions are a thing of the past – as long as we continue to use water wisely. Three new bores Until recently Arrowtown relied on a single bore for its municipal water supply. This bore has a maximum yield of 50 litres per second (l/s). The problem is that on hot dry summer days …

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Water supply upgrade pays off

Things are generally looking pretty good on the water supply front in Arrowtown, with Queenstown Lakes District Council telling us that water restrictions are not on the cards for Arrowtown at the moment. The weather – cooler and wetter than last year – has made a huge difference, as has good water management by residents. …

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Save water where you can

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is asking residents to conserve water this summer to try and prevent water restrictions. With the hottest part of the year just around the corner, combined with the busy Christmas and New Year’s period water restrictions are a real possibility. QLDC Chief Engineer Ulrich Glasner explains that demand for water …

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Work starts on new water bores

Work to upgrade Arrowtown’s water supply will start this week at the Bush Creek Recreation Reserve. QLDC General Manager Property and Infrastructure Peter Hansby said the work is the first part of a major upgrade for the Arrowtown water supply network and forms part of QLDC’s ambitious Three Waters Programme outlined in the 2018-2028 Ten …

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QLDC Water Supply Meeting

It was pleasing to see a good turn out at the QLDC information meeting held in Arrowtown this week. A big thank you to the QLDC staff, Mayor Jim and Councillors who attended to keep our community informed. Although much focus during question time was placed by some Arthurs Point residents on their concerns with potential on-going Chlorination …

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