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CURRENT WATER RESTRICTIONS: Arrowtown is in Alert Level 2 (hand-held hosing to a minimum, no sprinklers or contracting takes at any time) and the rest of the district is in Level 1 (hand-held watering to a minimum, and outside watering only between the hours of 12.00am and 6.00am). Find out more: https://www.qldc.govt.nz/wai-wise 

Water restrictions in Queenstown Lakes District


Current water restrictions

Arrowtown is in alert level 2 (hand-held hosing to a mininum, no sprinklers or contracting takes at any time) and the rest of the district is in level 1 (hand-held watering to a minimum and outside watering only between the hours of 12am - 6am). 

Why are restrictions needed?

If Queenstown Lakes District residents use water faster than we can make it, the amount of water in the reservoir will decrease.  

Every local community will have different trigger points for when water restrictions are needed based on the characteristics of their local supply. In general, if water usage is ramping up then the appropriate alert levels will be imposed and adjusted as needed.  

Water restriction levels

Water Restriction Levels 0, 1, 2 and 3
We continuously monitor water production vs usage reservoir levels across all our water schemes and alert levels will be lifted once usage drops to an acceptable level, normally coinciding with cooler and wetter weather.  

Knowing what your alert level is

You can check your current alert level below, as well as find signage in your local community. We will also notify changes via our Community Text alerts and Facebook page.

Whakatipu Restrictions Map

Wānaka Restrictions Map

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