48 days ago

We Say/You Say: Water Conservation

The Team from Community News

Hi Auckland,

What are your water-saving hacks?

Water restrictions for the city are to remain in place until August, and similar bans on water use may return next summer.

Watercare is set to ask council to remove restrictions on outdoor water use, if rain forecasts, the state of the region’s storage lakes, and a new supply boost all eventuate as hoped.

Watercare said Aucklanders had significantly cut water use, and the biggest supply boost – another 50 million litres a day from the Waikato River – should be available from August.

Presently, Auckland's dams are 51.4 per cent full compared with an average of 76.6, and Auckland's water usage is more than 10 per cent lower than Watercare had estimated.

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