Banks Peninsula should conserve water during bad weather
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Banks Peninsula water
conservation advised during bad weather
Christchurch City Council is asking residents in
the Banks Peninsula region to be mindful with water use
throughout the expected bad weather over the next three
Tim Joyce, Contracts Manager for City Water and
Waste Unit says, "We ask residents to use water sparingly in
the Akaroa harbour area, Pigeon Bay and Little River for the
next three days. Some water reserves are nearing critical
levels as the prolonged inclement weather has and will
continue to make the taking of water clean enough to treat
from the flooded streams difficult."
For guidelines on
preparations in advance of heavy snowfall please visit www.ccc.govt.nz/homeliving/civildefence/bereadygetthru.aspx
For up to the minute weather forecast details please
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