43 days ago

Water restrictions ease, but not all of them

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Central Leader

Auckland's dam levels are almost at 67 per cent capacity, with restrictions easing for commercial operators.

A ban on outdoor hose and water blaster use for residential users remains in place.
With an agreement allowing Auckland to take an extra 25 million litres a day, do you think that these household restrictions are still necessary?

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13 hours ago

Household water restrictions to last through summer

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland households face ongoing water use restrictions through the summer with the council not convinced the risks of the ongoing drought are gone.

Hoses connected to mains water could be used only if fitted with a handheld trigger, under a recommendation to be considered by councillors on Thursday.

Auckland’s supply dams are 72 per cent full, compared with a norm of 91 per cent, and the region is relying heavily on the Waikato River pipeline for 40 per cent of its needs.

Some Aucklanders have been coming up with innovative ways to conserve water.

What kind of water saving tips do you have?

Post your ideas here :


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4 hours ago

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4 hours ago

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