Tag Archives: Water supply

The Big Dry: What’s the status of Dunedin reservoirs?

Email with image received.

Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2013 5:03 PM
Subject: Water levels

Attached is an image of the Brockville reservoir for your interest. The top arrow indicates the level on 27 February and the below, today. I’m not sure if it’s relevant to the topic/posts on Dunedin’s 3 waters, no CCO but the absence of public concern from the Dunedin City Council seems to be topical.

Most people are already concerned based on broader media publishing and asking the obvious questions about water usage – is it okay to water my plants, etc.

Figured you might like to get in before the ODT :)

Brockville reservoirBrockville reservoir going down (February 2013)


Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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Rainwater tanks – do it, don’t wait for Council incentives

### ODT Online Sat, 26 Mar 2011
Water-tank advocate calls for incentives
By Chris Morris
Dunedin woman Lyndall Hancock says rooftop rainwater harvesting should be encouraged by the Dunedin City Council.

Council water and waste services manager John Mackie said the council did not offer incentives, such as rates relief, to promote the use of tanks, and funds from the levy were already allocated to other waste-minimisation projects. He believed it would be difficult to build an economic argument for the council to invest in rainwater tanks in urban areas.

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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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