"Greytown people are either in the happy situation where money is no object or they just can't get the message when it comes to saving water.
The town's water usage is way out of whack with other towns in South Wairarapa and with metered water now a reality the financial cost of wasting it will soon hit home.
"...Latest figures show that Greytown soaked up 73,353 cubic metres in February more than 12,000cu m more than Martinborough, and 20,000cu m more than Featherston.
Over the last year Greytown has consistently used far more reticulated water each month than either of the other two towns and in winter uses double the amount used in Martinborough despite having only fractionally more connections to the water mains..."
Nor does the RMA stop farmers pumping aquifers dry to keep their cows producing milk, in the same area.
So what does the RMA do- jack squat.
Scrap the fricking waste of time RMA!. All it does is add costs to projects that will happen regardless.
The SWDC don't have the balls to enforce their minimal restrictions- as all the locals know. So the locals will continue to hose down their fences & driveways during the middle of summer without fear of penalty.
To the locals- don't bother to call your local councilors. It ain't entirely their fault. The non-elected 'officials' are the ones running out of control.
Think about that last point...