Ashburton District Lake Clearwater . This is in response to concerns over in the lake, a report said.will consult with the about future expectations for the
A number of Ashburton lakes haveproblems, including increased contamination by nutrients and other minerals. Clearwater is at high risk of “flipping”, a condition that renders it unable to sustain life, as it has in the past.
These issues were addressed byofficers who have conducted audits and surveys of the toilet facilities within the . Some long drops are still present.
Apart from the waste issue thestaff also did an initial survey of the in order to determine property boundaries.
These works have shown that the rules surrounding settlements may not be appropriate for current purposes.
Neil Brown, Ashburton District Mayor, stated that it was time to examine how theand councilors saw the and its future growth.
“We look forward to talking with the wholelater in this year, to understand what their hopes and dreams are for the .”
In the 1920s, Lake Clearwater huts were established to allow for picnicking and fishing. The village now has 198 dwellings, as well as a and toilets for the public.
Early huts were equipped withlong-drop toilets and limited water. There was no phone or network electricity. Modern dwellings are equipped with internal flush toilets and a holding tank. They also have .
and hut holders have agreed to eliminate long-drop toilets by the year’s end in response to concerns about .
Jane Donaldson, Strategy and Compliance Group Manager, stated that Lake Clearwater‘s .staff had been working closely with hut holders and an informal working group made up of representatives from several agencies on ways to improve