Ōpaoa Loop herbicide spray application

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Ōpaoa Loop herbicide spray application

  • Date 4:17 PM Thursday 16 April 2020
  • Type COVID-19

As part of the Ōpaoa River Loop's annual weed maintenance, an application of the herbicide Reglone is being applied to the water surface of the Ōpaoa Loop from Monday 27 April 2020.

Property owners adjoining the Loop should not take watercress or use this water for irrigation or stock at this time. All reasonable precautions should be taken to ensure pets and domestic animals do not drink from this water source for at least 48 hours following the spray application.

Water levels may change within the Loop due to control gate operations.

The application will be carried out by Downer registered chemical applicators.

Any alterations to the proposed programme will be further publicly notified. The spray operation is in accordance with Resource Consent U070702 granted under Sections 104 and 105 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Any enquiries please contact Steve Bezar Ph: 03 520 7400.