35 days ago

Struggling to pay your Watercare bill

The Team from Water Utility Consumer Assistance Trust

The Water Utility Consumer Assistance Trust provides financial support to residential customers of Watercare Services Ltd who are struggling to manage their water and/or wastewater costs. It is a charitable trust that receives funding from Watercare. The Trust can assist home owners and tenants (as long as there is a debt to Watercare and not the property manager or landlord).

The Trust is able to assist by setting up a payment plan to cover ongoing monthly Watercare invoices (the payments are made direct to Watercare) and the Trust is able to write off some, or all of the debt. The Trust also provides information on ways to save water, how to carry out a leak test, and other water saving incentives.

We have a website where an application form can be downloaded (www.waterassistance.org.nz) , and also have a Facebook page (Water Utility Consumer Assistance Trust). An application form can be emailed or posted (email: info@waterassistance.org.nz or send message via Facebook)

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Uplands Kindergarten is 50 years young this Sunday 1 March.

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

Past and present families and friends, please come along, if you find you are able to at the last minute, on Sunday between 10am and 1pm.
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After the service we have refreshments, cake, BBQ sausages and the compulsory asparagus rolls and fairy bread downstairs in the kindergarten. We have facepainters and a pirate, a photo booth and a memory book for you to write in.

We look forward to seeing you.

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What creative ways are you saving water?

Kendall Hutt Reporter from East & Bays Courier

Hi neighbours. Our water use is "skyrocketing" according to Watercare, breaking previous water records three times last week. The water company says if we continue to use more and more water on hot days, restrictions may be introduced. What creative ways are you trying to save water? Do you have a timer in your shower? Have you replaced your herbs with cacti so you don't have to water them? Let us know, we'd love to hear your stories.