14 November 2023
Unplanned Seddon Water Supply Outage
The water will be off from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm today in Marldene Avenue and Wakefield St from Marldene Avenue to Goulter Street, and including 12 Schwass Street. The water will be off to repair a burst water main.
20 October 2023
Brancott and Brookby Road Update
These two boosters had a good run from this morning through to early and mid-afternoon but have now dropped out on low flow. We will start them at 8.45 am on Saturday and Sunday (half time during the RWC semi finals). Also on Monday at a time to be published on Sunday. We will only start them this one time on each day.
20 October 2023
The Brancott and Brookby booster pump stations have been reset and started this morning. They are both currently running. With some consistent use we expect they will keep running.
18 October 2023
SVIS Reduction in Demand
After the rain over the last few days demand has dropped off.
As a result we are struggling to keep some of the booster pumps running, particularly Brookby and Brancott Roads.
We have found we are creating leaks if we continually try to start them with low demand.
We are going to leave them off until the morning of Friday 20 October when we will try to get them operating for the weekend.
2 October 2023
SVIS Season Start-Up
We will commence priming the system this week.
Water will be available from Friday.
We will advise if this is going to be earlier.
13 September 2023
SVIS start up for 2023/24
We are considering starting the system in the first week of October. We'd like to know if there are customers who would commence filling their dam once water is available and/or do you consider you will commence irrigation then.
This information will help us manage start up, knowing what the demand will look like.
Please email email@example.com
21 April 2023
SVIS season shutdown
Irrigation demand has dropped off so that we are struggling to keep the SVIS system operating.
We are considering shutting it off on 28 April at 4:30 pm.
Please advise if this is not going to suit your operations and how much longer you might need water for.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org attention Stephen Rooney.
25 October 2022
Due to low demand we are struggling to keep the Brancott booster pump running.
When it shuts off due to low demand higher properties will not get water and all others will have low pressure.
We have started it again this morning. If you need water and to keep it going please irrigate now and throughout the day.
We expect it will shut off again overnight. We will start it up again each morning at 8:30 am until demand settles down and it can be run continuously.
19 October 2022
SVIS is up and running
The network has been primed and is now operational.
For the first few days the ends of lines will be at low pressure.
If you have dams to fill or lines testing to get completed, now is the time.
This will help keep flow rates up so they system continues to run and does not shut down due to low demand.
11 October 2022
We are trying to determine when to start up SVIS for the season. To do so we need consistent irrigation use or dams being filled.
Fertigiation, spraying or system testing alone is insufficient water use to enable continuous operation of the system.
Please email email@example.com to advise when irrigation use will be required.
24 April 2022
We are looking at shutting the system down on Friday afternoon (29th April) for end of season.
If you have any specific requirement beyond this date please make contact with SVIS Operator to discuss if there are any other options.
19 April 2022
The Wairau River on the morning of Saturday 16 April was flowing at 12 m3/s. If there is no rain this week we are likely to have to shut the system down toward the end of the week.
6 April 2022
A power outage is affecting the Fareham Lane pump station. We will reinstate the supply when the power comes back on.
1 April 2022
As irrigation demand reduces there are some parts of the network we cannot operate. The system is designed to provide large volumes of water for multiple users. It cannot deliver for single small irrigation volumes or harvester wash down. If harvesters need to be cleaned down in locations where SVIS is unavailable, provision for alternative water supply will have to be considered.
9 March 2022
We have been having trouble keeping the booster pump operating for this area due to low demand.
From tomorrow we will restart the pump at 8:00am each day. It would be useful if users programmed their systems to irrigate from this time each day. We expect it will shutdown later in the day as demand drops off, but we will restart again the following morning.
3 February 2022
Overnight rain in the headwaters and more to come will see healthy river flows over the next few days.
Be aware the river will become dirty so SVIS water will be very silty for a while.
31 January 2022
On 30 January the morning's average daily river flow has dropped to 12 m3/s. Without rainfall we will be required to shut the system off by the end of the week.
There is rain forecast for later in the week. If this rain does eventuate this will enable SVIS to continue.
Lets hope that rain does arrive.