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Water treatment plant failure puts Woodville under hosing ban


A failure at Woodville's water plant means residents are being asked to urgently conserve water.

The town, between Palmerston North and Dannevirke, is also under a total hosing ban as a result.

Tararua District Council chief executive Blair King said the treatment plant was not keeping up with demand from users.

Treated water would be tanked in from Dannevirke to the Woodville reservoir to reduce the impact, while extra water users would have their supply manually cut back, he said.