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** Waipukurau to resume Level 2 Water Restrictions**

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** Waipukurau to resume Level 2 water restrictions**
Wednesday 24 January 2024 - 8.45pm
Great new Waipukurau residents!. As at 8.45pm we've been able to ease the Level 4 Water Restrictions back to Level 2, following today's major mains break.
You've done a great job conserving water over the last few hours, with usage well below our usual rate, meaning the recovery of the reservoir has been ahead of the expected time.
While we are at Level 2, please do ease into your water usage - a good excuse to leave the dishes for tomorrow morning!
A big thank you to you all who have supported this effort today - including businesses, households and the Waipukurau Volunteer Fire Brigade for sharing the message and everyone who helped play a part.
Days like today emphasise the need for ongoing investment across our three waters networks for the long term. Something that we're committed to achieving across our #bigwaterstory programme. Thanks again everyone.

Update 5.15pm
Keep conserving water Waipukurau!
At 5pm our reservoir levels have remained static in the low 50% range – with water use increasing this afternoon. We need to achieve a volume of at least 70% in the reservoir to return from Level 4 to Level 2 water restrictions.
At this time we intend to maintain Level 4 restrictions into this evening and will be able to provide an update later to confirm the easing of restrictions.
Thanks for your ongoing efforts Waipukurau!

Update 2:45pm
Please continue to conserve water!
Thank you to our Waipukurau residents and local businesses who have worked hard throughout the day to conserve water. Our reservoir is now sitting a little over 50%.
However, we still ask residents to conserve water as we need to ensure our reservoir can meet the demand once restrictions ease.
We will continue to provide regular updates as information comes to hand.
What we need you to do (see bottom of this page).
Update 1pm
Please continue to keep up the fantastic work and continue to conserve water!
This time of day tends to see usage go up and as our reservoir is still slowly filling, we need your help to continue water conservation.
We will continue to keep you updated with our progress and appreciate your understanding and support under the circumstances.

Update 11.25am 
Due to the conservation efforts of our community the reservoir has risen back to 35% as at 10am, about halfway to where it needs to be.
Thank you Waipukurau for all your continued efforts to conserve water.
We’ll keep you posted with any updates.
Update 9.05am 
We are making good progress and thank you to our Waipukurau residents for conserving water.
Our main reservoir has reached 30% however, we still need to reach 60% capacity to be at a safe level. There is no need to panic or buy water, there will be enough for everyone so long as we continue to conserve water.
We expect Level 4 restrictions to remain in place until this evening to allow reservoirs to recover.
Update 7.45am
Our reservoir levels are currently sitting at 26%. As we approach our peak water use period we need Waipukurau residents to remain urgently conserving water.
We can currently make 60 litres of water per second and are currently using roughly 230 litres.
We have confirmed that there are no other breakages across the network with the Pōrangahau Road break being the cause of the sudden loss.
There is a risk we may need to apply a boil water notice to Waipukurau if water use is not reduced.
Please share this message with residents to urgently conserve water. 
What we need you to do (see bottom of this page).
Update 7.05am
We still need Waipukurau residents to conserve water urgently. We have identified a major leak on Pōrangahau Road and isolated this however, we continue to lose water.
FENZ will be will assisting us in sharing this message. Please urgently conserve water. There is a risk Waipukurau could run out of water if current levels of use do not drop.
Update 6.30am
We need residents to conserve water urgently or there is a real risk Waipukurau could run out of water. The reservoir is currently at 40% and all pumps are running.
If you observe any major losses of water please report these asap to Council on 06 857 8060.
Thanks. We’ll keep you posted with any updates.


24 January 2024 

Due to a major leak on Waipukurau's drinking water network this morning, the Pukeora Reservoir is currently at a critical low level and we need residents of Waipukurau to urgently conserve water.
Please follow updates on our Facebook page, our website and listen to Central FM.

What we need you to do:
  • Use water for emergency purposes only
  • Conserve water wherever you can
  • Please do not use your washing machine or dishwasher
  • Don’t rush to flush, if it’s yellow let it mellow
  • Please limit showers to 2 minutes.

25 January 2024

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