Monitoring information from flow sites used for the purpose of informing consent holders taking water for irrigation purposes.
You can find out irrigation restrictions for a specific consent by clicking on “Irrigation restriction search” option below and entering your consent number. For assistance on how to check irrigation restrictions on this website please contact Customer Services on 0800 EC INFO.
We have listened to your feedback on how we monitor irrigation restrictions and we have changed the way we will enforce them.
If you have an irrigation device that requires a manual shut off, you no longer have to get up at midnight to turn off your irrigator.
Instead, you can continue to irrigate until 9 am even though technically your water take is on restriction from midnight. This enables you to safely get out and turn off the device anytime between midnight and 9 am.
When the irrigation restriction is removed, you cannot turn the device on at midnight if you did not cease at midnight. For example, if you turned your device off at 6am on a restriction day, you have to wait until 6am on a non-restriction day to turn it on.
River flow and restriction information for the following day will become available:
-For rivers whose flow is calculated via a telemetered river flow sites at 3pm; and
-For rivers whose flow is gauged or assessed by staff in the field at 5pm.
Water shortage direction - Opihi River and its Tributaries - 16 April 2015 (116 kB)
Irrigation Restrictions for Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015