Sprinklers alternate days 6-8am and 6– 8pm.
Hand-held hosing any time.
The alert levels apply to all residential and commercial* customers on Council water supply.
Note: At Alert Levels 1&2, water restrictions apply to businesses and commercial customers (including schools and childcare centres) where water is being used for non-core business purposes. E.g. using a sprinkler to water a garden or shrub outside a lawyers office building, school or restaurant. The core business is providing legal advice, education and food – not gardening/landscaping. At Alert Levels 3 &4, restrictions apply to all commercial customers regardless of business.
*Hamilton City Council & Waipā District Council areas only.
Millions of litres of water are extracted every day from our river and streams for us to use. It is our collective responsibility to ensure we look after our life-giving water. We must all protect and guard it and use it when we need to but never waste it.
One cubic metre of water is the same as 1,000 litres of water.
One megalitre of water is the same as 1,000,000 litres of water
If everyone turned the tap off when brushing teeth, cut a minute off shower times and fixed leaky taps & toilets, we would go a long way to helping reduce the pressure on existing infrastructure and prevent or delay increased investment in new infrastructure. Using less water also reduces the amount of waste water that needs treating.
Daily water consumption
Comparison of water consumption over the last 5 years