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Water Restrictions Ngā rāhui wai

What does each level mean?

Level 1

Website Headers Level1Please conserve water at all times

Level 2

Website Headers Level2

  • Even numbered houses on even days of the month (i.e. if you live at number 10, you may use a sprinkler or hose on the 2nd, 4th, 6th... of the month)
  • Odd numbered houses on odd days of the month (i.e. if you live at number 11, you may use a sprinkler or hose on the 1st, 3rd, 5th... of the month) 

Watering gardens

  • Odds and evens apply (odd numbered houses on odd days of the month and even numbered houses on even days).
  • Sprinklers can only be used for 1 hour, before 9am and after 5pm
  • Hoses fitted with a trigger nozzle can be used before 10am and after 4pm and cannot be left running unattended
  • Watering cans and buckets permitted

Washing of vehicles and/or buildings

  • Washing of vehicles and/or buildings permitted only with a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle

Swimming pools

  • Permitted to top up swimming pool or spa

Hard surfaces

  • No hosing of hard surfaces as part of general cleaning. Spot cleaning permitted for health, safety or emergency reasons only.

Level 3

Website Headers Level3

Watering gardens

  • Odds and evens apply (odd numbered houses on odd days of the month and even numbered houses on even days).
  • Sprinklers are not permitted at any time.
  • Hoses fitted with a trigger nozzle can be used before 10am and after 4pm and cannot be left running unattended
  • Watering cans and buckets permitted.

Washing of vehicles and/or buildings

  • Washing of vehicles and/or buildings permitted only with a bucket and sponge, or at a commercial carwash.

Swimming pools

  • Permitted to top up a pool or spa using a hose fitted with a trigger-nozzle, watering can or bucket for a maximum of 15 minutes per day.

Hard surfaces

  • No hosing of hard surfaces as part of general cleaning. Spot cleaning permitted for health, safety or emergency reasons only.

Level 4

Website Headers Level4

No outdoor water use, except in the case of an emergency.

 For a printable version of what each level mean click here.

 

LEVEL 4 WATER RESTRICTIONS - IN AN EMERGENCY EVENT

In the case of an Emergency, Level 4 Water Restrictions may apply due to the heightened risk of plant failure or high turbidity from our water sources at our Water Treatment Plant(s). This is to try and maintain water reservoir levels for as long as possible, and take the pressure off the plants to produce. The Water Restrictions are put in place as a measure to avoid or prolong boil water notices. 

What we need you to do:

  • Conserve water where possible 
  • Use water for emergency purposes only
  • Avoid using household appliances that have high water consumption eg washine machines 
  • Check out other ways you can save water with our water saving tips

 

 

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