Sprinkler ban lifted

Southland District Council has today removed the ban on unattended sprinklers, and removed flow restrictions on water carriers.

Level 1 restrictions still apply. This means you can water your gardens only between 7pm and 7am, and watering systems are not allowed to be left unattended overnight.

Please continue to use water responsibly and report any leaks to SDC on 0800 732 732 or on our website:


Report a leak

If you suspect a leak, let us know about it.  

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Water notices

Find out about scheduled water outages and water bans.

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Waste & storm water

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Forms & guides

Access forms and guides related to water and wastewater services and infrastructure.

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Water supply

Find out about urban drinking water and rural water supply schemes.

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Tips to conserve water

Go easy on water usage!

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Tips to prevent a blockage

It's easy to keep the water flowing!

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Don't ignore leaks

A water leak, however small, can waste a lot of water over time. What starts as a drip can often deteriorate and become a bigger, more costly issue. If you are aware of dripping taps or small leaks call a plumber and get it looked at straight away. If you notice or suspect leaks on the mains or anywhere outside your property let us know about it as soon as possible by ringing us on 0800 732 732. Somebody will be available to talk to you, 24-7.