Slip couple getting low on water
A couple on Mt Riley Rd near Canvastown is slowly running out of household water, after a log slid down the hillside and skewered their water tank in the December 28 storm.
Jean and John Watson said a Nelson Forests representative looked at the damage last Friday and told them they were looking into many similar complaints.
It would be a week or two before a decision was made, they said.
For now, house water was being taken from a second settling tank which could not be refilled. Stock troughs were being directly filled with silty creek water rather than via the tank.
Preliminary work had been done towards installing a new tank, Mr Watson said.
A slip from the forestry block behind also covered three of the Watsons' paddocks with shingle, rocks and trees.
The Marlborough Express