Heavy Rain Watch - What you need to know

Metservice NZ has issued a Heavy Rain Watch for the Waikato region, in place from 2am–3pm, Wednesday 1 February.

Given the large amount of rainfall that our district has experienced over the past few days, we are urging residents to continue to take care and stay aware of the conditions in their area. Further rainfall could quickly exacerbate existing slips, river levels and produce further flooding quite quickly.

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The Mokau Water Supply is now on Water Restriction Level 4

19 Oct 2018, 9:52 AM

The Mokau Water Supply is now on Water Restriction Level 4.

  • A complete ban on any outdoor water use.
  • Essential Use Only: Water can be used for drinking, food preparation, hygiene and sanitary purposes.

Mokau and Awakino residents and businesses connected to the town supply are asked to conserve water wherever possible. We encourage residents and businesses to advise visitors that a water restriction is currently in place.

Waitomo District Council (WDC) has identified a leak in the wall of the raw water storage dam from which water is treated and supplied to Mokau and Awakino communities. The leak has resulted in the loss of a considerable volume of stored raw water.

General Manager Infrastructure Services Kobus du Toit says “WDC is in the process of repairing the structure so that the dam can be refilled as soon as possible, in readiness for the imminent peak summer demand period. In the meantime, water use restrictions are necessary to conserve the remaining storage available in the upper dams.”

Mokau and Awakino residents can be assured that the Water Supply will continue to provide safe, treated water that meets the standards required for drinking water.

Any queries can be made to WDC on 07-878-0800, free phone 0800 932 4357 or email.

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