Weather Warning - Heavy Rain
MetService has issued for heavy rain warning for Waitomo, and the Central North Island. This has upgraded from a weather watch that was issued yesterday.
The warning is valid from 3pm today (23 September 2023) until 4am on Sunday 24 September.
Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.
Please consider staying at home this weekend, but take care and drive to the conditions if you need to head out during this time.

Water Supply update - Level 1 conservation in place

13 Apr 2015

Following the recent rainfall, Council has returned to water alert level 1 for all of water supplies.

The river flow is once again steady and the water level in the storage dams has improved. The short term weather forecast shows rain in the near future.

Level 1


  • Use sprinklers between 6-8am and 6-8pm.
  • Hand-held hosing is allowed anytime.


Quick tips to save water:

  • Turn off the tap when cleaning your teeth or shaving, you can save 10 litres of water a minute.
  • Installation of a low-flow showerhead can save 1,000 litres of water per week.

  • Showers are the best way to reduce water usage, but only if they are short. Keep shower time to 3 minutes or less.
  • Install a flush saver device or dual flush system to your toilet. This can save up to 10 litres of water per person, per flush.
  • Check your toilet for leaks. Put a few drops of food colouring in your toilet tank. If it appears in the bowl without flushing, you have a leak that needs repairing.