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Waipa district consumption levels

Our water treatment plant staff keep a close eye on water consumption levels – or put simply, how much water people are using.

These readings are taken at the water treatment plants. It includes all water used in homes and businesses that use the Council’s water supply. We measure water-use in millions of litres.

To understand how much water we are talking about, just think, one million litres is about 6250 baths of water!

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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