Weather Watch - Heavy Rain
MetService has issued a Weather Watch for heavy rain for Waitomo, Taumarunui and the lower west coast areas including Taranaki. There is an expectation that this will turn into a warning.
The weather watch is valid from noon on Saturday 23 September until 9am on Sunday 24 September.

Please take care and drive to the conditions while out and about this weekend.

Water Restrictions in place for Waitomo District

11 Jan 2022, 2:33 PM

Waitomo District is experiencing a period of very warm and dry weather, with a lack of rainfall predicted over the coming weeks. 

Water conservation measures are required to reduce demand, with restrictions now in place. We ask residents to be very careful with their water use.  


Mokau is now on Water Use Restriction Level 3

We are continuing to monitor the situation. Please 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.


Te Kuiti, Piopio and Maniaiti/Benneydale water supplies are now on Water Use Restriction Level 2

Reduce non-essential water use.

Use sprinklers on alternate days between 6-8am and 6-8pm (e.g. even street numbers on even days; odd street numbers on odd days).

Click here for tips to conserve water

Please report any issues with your supply by contacting WDC on 0800 932 4357 (24/7).