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Level 4 Water Restrictions for Mokau

29 Dec 2021, 11:23 AM

With water consumption dramatically increasing in Mokau, water supply is low and we are struggling to keep up with demand.

Waitomo District Council is implementing Level 4 water restrictions for Mokau only, with immediate effect.


What is Level 4?

Reduce your water use immediately

At Water Alert Level 4 only essential water use is allowed.

This means the following water restrictions are in place:

  • No use of outside water systems(including sprinklers, drip lines, soaker hoses and any other irrigation systems).
  • No use of hoses.
  • No filling or top-ups to swimming pools(including portable and paddling pools).
  • No outdoor cleaning(including cars).
  • No outdoor water toys(including slip and slides and toys that attach to hoses).


The only permitted way to water your garden at alert level 4 is to use collected rain water and/or re-use greywater from inside your home (e.g. used shower water or left-over water from cooking and washing).

Essential use outside means water may be used for activities like firefighting and emergency clean ups.

Essential use inside your home means that you may use water for drinking, food preparation, hygiene and sanitary purposes only (including washing clothes and taking showers).

Check out these water saving tips for more ideas on how to be as smart as possible with your water use inside.