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All hosing restrictions are being lifted by Southland District Council as of March 1, 2012. Southland District Council water and waste assets manager Ian Evans said the water supply schemes at Te Anau, Manapouri, Mossburn, Ohai-Nightcaps-Wairio, Lumsden township, Orawia, Edendale-Wyndham, Otautau, Tuatapere, Riverton and Winton are now no longer under pressure as there has been plenty of rain that has filled reservoirs, aquifers, rivers and lakes.
Although the restrictions are to be lifted, Council still asks residents to be mindful of how much water they use and when they use it.
"I would like to thank all the Southland District residents for their patience and support through a very dry period. Our schemes were able to keep up with water demand because of this support," Mr Evans said.