Thursday, 12 January 2012

Hosing Restrictions

We've had loads of sunshine for weeks. Swarms of ladybirds have sought refuge from the heat by clinging to the shady sides of houses. This warm weather has been great for all kinds of summer activities, but it's taking its toll on paddocks far and wide. Food for stock animals is in short supply. No rain - no grass.
So the SDC announced the following hosing restrictions yesterday for many places including Otautau:

  • The use of unattended sprinklers or irrigation systems is strictly prohibited.
  • Only hand-held hosing is permitted.
  • Odd-numbered properties may irrigate on odd-numbered days of the month and even-numbered properties on even-numbered days. For example, residents at 3 James Street may irrigate on 25 January, but not on 26 January.
  • Hand-held hosing may only be carried out between 6pm and 9am. All hosing between 9am and 6pm is strictly prohibited.
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