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Water conservation urged as 'sprinkler ban' put in place

30 December 2020

Due to the high water demand that has resulted from the increased population across the entire district over this holiday period, it has become necessary to put in place sprinkler bans in all our Council water supply areas except Thames township

Water Restrictions

Due to the high water demand that has resulted from the increased population across the entire district over this holiday period, it has become necessary to put in place sprinkler bans in all our Council water supply areas except Thames township.

Hahei, Coromandel Town, Matarangi, Whitianga, Tairua, Pauanui, Onemana and WhangamataSprinkler Ban (hand-held hoses only): A total ban on the use of all sprinklers, unattended hoses and irrigation systems. Hand-held hoses can be used on alternate days: If your address is an even number you can use your hose on even numbered days, and vice versa for odd numbered houses.

Thames - remains on Level 2 - Conserve Water: Residents and visitors are asked to keep using water carefully to ensure our supply continues.

A reminder that Thames Valley has a permanent total watering ban in place.

Any changes are posted on our websiteemail newsletters, our Thames-Coromandel District Council Facebook page and are reported on local radio.

There are five levels of restriction to manage our water supply:

 

  1. Level 1 - No Restrictions: No official restrictions on water use, but water is a precious resource. Please be mindful of water use regardless.
  2. Level 2 - Conserve Water: Residents and holidaymakers are asked to keep using water carefully to ensure our supply continues.
  3. Level 3 - Alternate Days:  Hoses, sprinklers and garden irrigation systems can only be used on alternate days. If your address is an even number you can use your hose on even numbered days, and vice versa for odd numbered houses.
  4. Level 4 - Hand-held hoses only: A total ban on the use of all sprinkler, unattended hoses and garden irrigation systems. Hand-held hoses can be used on alternate days:  If your address is an even number you can use your hose on even numbered days, and vice versa for odd numbered houses.
  5. Level 5 - Watering ban:  Hand-held hoses, unattended hoses, sprinklers and garden irrigation systems are not permitted at any time. This includes a ban on watering lawns and gardens, washing cars, boats, houses, and decks, filling paddling pools and playing under sprinklers. Essential watering of plants, such as vegetable gardens using a hand-held watering can is permitted.