Farmers Urged to Keep the Water on the Paddocks

Published: 16-Mar-2017

The Waimakariri District Council is urging Farmers and block holders to regularly check their irrigator settings, especially on windy days, to make sure water isn't spraying onto the road.

Irrigator spraying water on roadBesides being a waste of water, overspray can create a safety issue for road users including cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. Excess water breaks down the edges of the road seal causing cracking and unnecessary wear and tear, increasing the maintenance required to the districts roads. 

Make sure you are aware of where the water is going and irrigate the paddock - not on the road.

Anyone experiencing spray on the road that is clearly coming from an irrigation system should contact Environment Canterbury on 0800 324 636. If there looks to be immediate danger to road users, you should contact the police.