[24 November/ Radio New Zealand]

Farmers and growers in Marlborough would soon have use of an online tool that told them how much water they could use on a given day. The council has been looking at solutions for an increasing strain on water supplies, as demand continues to increase. Marlborough District Council Environment Committee Member, Gerald Hope said the online tool would allow real-time information that would lead to better use of water. The tool need further testing and would probably be a few months to a year away.