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Summer's on the way - Use water sensibly

 

  • Always use a twist or trigger nozzle when using your hose.
  • Use a timer with your sprinkler or irrigation system and be mindful where you position it so that you are watering plants, not paved areas.
  • Use a cover on permanent and portable pools to prevent evaporation and use appropriate chemicals to keep the water fresh.
  • Use a broom and/or bucket to clean hard surfaces such as footpaths and driveways.
  • Wash your car/boat/caravan on an area of lawn where possible.
  • Shorten your shower. Contact us for a free shower timer to make this easier.*
  • If your children like to play under the sprinkler, or they have toys that attach to the hose, they can use these at any time to keep cool. Use a timer and don’t forget to turn the water off at the end.
  • Use water from your rain water tank or grey water wherever possible.
  • Read our water saving tips for more ideas on how to be smart with water.
     

*Hamilton City Council, Waipa District Council and Waikato District Council areas only. 

Forecast for catchment area

Rain in Waipa is great for our farms, gardens, parks and local waterways. But we also need that rain to fall in the right water catchment areas to ensure there is enough water to supply our towns.   

A water catchment is an area where water is collected by the natural landscape and eventually flows to a creek, river, dam or lake.

For Cambridge, Leamington, Karapiro, Ohaupo and Mystery Creek the water catchment is Lake Taupo which feeds the Waikato River and Lake Karapiro.  Here’s the forecast for the Lake Taupo catchment.

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For Te Awamutu and Pirongia, the water catchment is Pirongia Mountain which feeds the Mangauika Stream where we take water from.  Here’s the forecast for the Pirongia Mountain catchment.

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