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.
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.