Water restrictions update - Wednesday 16 January 16 January 2019 As January’s hot, dry spell continues, residents and holiday makers on the Coromandel are being asked to keep using water carefully to ensure our supply continues. Following our latest review, all areas of the Coromandel are now on a ‘conserve water’ restriction, which reflects the fact the water supply is expected to come under pressure. Our Council’s water services team says communities have responded positively to the restrictions we have had over recent weeks, which sees us in a good position with our water supply at the moment. “But bear in mind we have Anniversary Weekend coming up, when more visitors are expected on the Coromandel, and more fine weather is forecast,” our Infrastructure Manager Mohamed Imtiaz says. We'll continue monitoring water use in our nine urban and two rural water supply schemes regularly and reviewing our water restrictions daily. Any changes are posted on our website, email newsletters and our Thames-Coromandel District Council Facebook page. Please report water wastage and water leaks to Customer Service on 07 868 0200. Residents and visitors are asked to comply with the water restrictions for the good of the community. Top 5 smart water conservation tips Wait until you can do full loads before you wash dishes or use the washing machine. Don’t run the water when brushing your teeth. For cool drinking water, fill a jug and keep it in the fridge. Running water to cool it down can waste 10 litres a minute. For lawns, apply the ‘step test’ – if grass springs back after you walk on it, it doesn’t need watering. If your toilet has a dual-flush button, use the half flush.