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Waitomo District to move to Level 3 Water Restrictions

18 Jan 2022, 2:30 PM

With the continued warm weather increasing the demand on water supply, coupled with the river levels dropping, Waitomo District Council will be moving Te Kuiti, Maniaiti/Benneydale and Piopio to Level 3 Water Restrictions from Wednesday 19 January. Mokau currently remains at Level 3.

What does Level 3 mean:

Take all practical steps to reduce your water usage. 

No sprinklers allowed.

Hand-held hosing only. 

Don’t use Council water supply to fill or top up your pools (including portable and paddling pools).

Use a broom instead of water to clean hard surfaces such as footpaths and driveways.

Avoid using water to wash windows, buildings and cars.

Switch off irrigation systems and prioritise watering fruit and vegetables only.

Use a trigger on your hose to direct water where you need it most. Where practical, use a bucket or watering can.

Use a cover on permanent and portable pools to prevent 97% of water evaporating and use appropriate chemicals to keep the water fresh.

Shorten your shower.

Collect water from showering, cooking and washing and re-use in your garden.