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Water restrictions update - 3 January 2019

03 January 2019

The festive period is over however there are still lots of people enjoying the sunshine across the Coromandel, so please continue to conserve water where possible and take note of the water restrictions for your area.

Alternate days Tairua and Whangamata - The water supply is under pressure. 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.

Sprinkler BanHahei - The water supply is under increased pressure and savings are required.  Total ban on the use of sprinklers, irrigation systems, and unattended hoses. Partial restriction on use of hand-held hoses to 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.

Conserve waterCoromandel Town – The sprinkler ban has been reduced to a conserve water message.

For all other areas across our district we ask you to please continue to conserve water.

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 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

  1. Wait until you can do full loads before you wash dishes or use the washing machine.
  2. Don’t run the water when brushing your teeth.
  3. 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.
  4. For lawns, apply the ‘step test’ – if grass springs back after you walk on it, it doesn’t need watering.
  5. If your toilet has a dual flush button, use the half flush.