1 Dec 2010

Water restrictions imposed in Tasman district

3:03 pm on 1 December 2010

First stage water restrictions have been imposed in the Tasman district as dry weather continues in Nelson.

The district council's Dry Weather Taskforce has reduced the Waimea Plains water take by 20% from Monday and is warning of further cuts ahead.

Taskforce convenor Dennis Bush-King says the Waimea Plains received only 7% of normal rainfall in November and river flows are declining.

Unless there is rain soon, he says a 50% water cut could be in place by Christmas.