Water Supply Update

25 Mar 2014, 2:15 PM

The level of the Mokau storage dam has improved, but the raw water is still discolored therefore further dilution is required.

The rest of the district remains on Water Alert Level 1: Conservation. This is reviewed on a weekly basis taking into account the rainfall and water consumption across the Waitomo district.

Click here to view quick tips on how you can conserve water use in and around the home and at work.

Mokau and Awakino communities are on Water Alert Level 2 - Restrictions. 

  • Total ban on domestic sprinklers - only hand held hosing permitted.

  • Restrictions apply to all urban, rural, non-residential and commercial properties.

Te Kuiti, Piopio and Benneydale communities are on Water Alert Level 1. Residents are urged to conserve water use in and around the home.

  • Avoid watering gardens during the day: the ideal time is 6am - 8am and 6pm - 8pm to reduce evaporation.
  • Use a water saving attachment on your hose and do not leave hoses running unattended.
  • Avoid washing paths and driveways, use a broom instead.
  • Avoid re-filling your swimming pool and use a pool cover when not in use.
  • Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth or shaving.

Click here to view more tips about how you can conserve water use.