Hamilton’s water restrictions lifted

Published: 27/03/2018

Water restrictions have been lifted across Hamilton today.

Cooler temperatures combined with residents managing their water usage has meant that water restrictions are no longer needed.

Hamilton City Council’s City Waters Manager Maire Porter says the city’s residents have done a great job with managing water use at peak times.

“With summer officially over and daylight saving coming to an end this weekend, the Council is confident the demand on water will remain at acceptable levels without the need for water restrictions to stay in force.

“It’s good to see the water-saving message is being taken on board, and we thank our communities for their effort over the summer,” she said.

“Water is not an unlimited resource and even though water restrictions have been removed we would encourage people to continue to use water smartly.” 

Smart Water has an e-newsletter to let residents know when water alert levels changes, and a week-by-week water use graph and other water saving tips. Sign up to receive it at smartwater.org.nz/subscribe
 
The Smart Water Starts with You! sub-regional summer campaign aims to make long-term change to how we use water and is a joint venture between Hamilton City Council, Waikato District Council and Waipa District Council.
 

For more information, contact: 
Sam Whittle | Hamilton City Council |07 838 6507


About the Water Alert level system:

Water Alert Level 1 
Use sprinkler systems between 6am – 8am and 6pm – 8pm 
Hand-held hosing can be used anytime
 
Water Alert Level 2 
Use sprinkler systems on alternate days between
6am – 8am and 6pm – 8pm 
Hand-held hosing can be used anytime
 
Water Alert Level 3 
No use of sprinklers. 
Hand-held hosing only
 
Water Alert Level 4
No use of outside water systems