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Emergency Management Southland

Gore residents are currently experiencing water restrictions following a pump failure at the towns main water source yesterday. It's a good time to think about how much water you have at your place in case of a Civil Defence Emergency, check out our website and see if you have enough for your household. Gore will still have some water restrictions in place due to the hot dry conditions, check out the article below for all the details.

Gore District Council
WATER PUMP FAILURE UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who has been conserving water while we install a new pump at Cooper's Wells. As you can see work was well underway today. Due to the reduced water use overnight Gore's reservoir isn't at a critical level although we do need to recharge it, so the ban will be lifted at 7.00am tomorrow (Friday). However, with the hot, dry conditions due to continue we will be initiating level 3 water restrictions from tomorrow. This means you can use handheld hoses between 7.00pm and 9.00pm on alternate days but unattended hoses, sprinklers etc are banned. We appreciate it's tough for some people but we need to save water given the experts are predicting Southland's in for its driest summer for a long time.

Just to clarify some of the information circulating about our pump failure and water restrictions:

We regularly maintain and service the well pumps
We had a new pump in storage for such an event as yesterday's failure
We could still pump water, just not enough for the 4500 cubic metres Gore residents are using each day
The pump was about 13 years old and sometimes stuff just breaks down
The Mataura River is 46% lower for this time of year than the five yearly average
The wells are 35% lower than usual for this time of year due to the dry autumn and spring
The car wash in Gore has been using an alternative water source since restrictions were put in place
We don't issue consents for or regulate use of water on farms. That work is done by Environment Southland.

If you would like more info please go to our website www.goredc.govt.nz
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South Island CDEM Conference Presentations

Delegates can find conference presentations via the following link. If you have not already been provided the password for this protected file, please contact your Conference Host or the team via our Contact Us page - For presentations click here

 

Emergency Survival Kits

Check out this comparison article of bought versus homemade survival kits which was recently shared by NZ Civil Defence.
Great way to find a survival kit that meets your needs. Click here to read the article.

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Emergency Management Southland

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Stuck for gift ideas? Why not give something thatll be useful in an emergency? Theres plenty to chose from, how about a torch, battery pack, battery operated radio or maybe even a BBQ.

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Emergency Management Southland

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Emergency Management Southland

Gore residents are currently experiencing water restrictions following a pump failure at the towns main water source yesterday. It's a good time to think about how much water you have at your place in case of a Civil Defence Emergency, check out our website and see if you have enough for your household. Gore will still have some water restrictions in place due to the hot dry conditions, check out the article below for all the details.

Gore District Council
WATER PUMP FAILURE UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who has been conserving water while we install a new pump at Cooper's Wells. As you can see work was well underway today. Due to the reduced water use overnight Gore's reservoir isn't at a critical level although we do need to recharge it, so the ban will be lifted at 7.00am tomorrow (Friday). However, with the hot, dry conditions due to continue we will be initiating level 3 water restrictions from tomorrow. This means you can use handheld hoses between 7.00pm and 9.00pm on alternate days but unattended hoses, sprinklers etc are banned. We appreciate it's tough for some people but we need to save water given the experts are predicting Southland's in for its driest summer for a long time.

Just to clarify some of the information circulating about our pump failure and water restrictions:

We regularly maintain and service the well pumps
We had a new pump in storage for such an event as yesterday's failure
We could still pump water, just not enough for the 4500 cubic metres Gore residents are using each day
The pump was about 13 years old and sometimes stuff just breaks down
The Mataura River is 46% lower for this time of year than the five yearly average
The wells are 35% lower than usual for this time of year due to the dry autumn and spring
The car wash in Gore has been using an alternative water source since restrictions were put in place
We don't issue consents for or regulate use of water on farms. That work is done by Environment Southland.

If you would like more info please go to our website www.goredc.govt.nz
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