15 February 2015
Restrict water use now
Gore residents are being asked to immediately restrict water use after a pump failure at Cooper’s Wells, the main water source for Gore.
Gore District Council 3 Waters Asset Manager Sarah Crooks said her team was this afternoon assessing the situation. At this stage it was unknown how long the pump would be out of action therefore residents need to restrict their water usage.
“We have another pump at the site but it does not put through the same volume of water to the treatment station.”
Until the Council finds out what is wrong with the main pump and how long it is going to take to fix, residents need to really cut back on their water use, Mrs Crooks said.
There is enough water in storage for about one day. The Council has imposed Level 4 water restrictions but people need to be even more conservative with their water use for the time being, she said.
The Gore Fire Brigade has been notified of the situation, and the public should not be concerned if they see the water running at the town's famous trout statue as it is the same water being circulated continuously.
Please check out the Council’s Facebook page for updates.
Level 4 water restrictions mean there is a total ban on unattended hoses, sprinklers, garden irrigation systems and handheld hoses. Car washing by handheld hose is prohibited.