Sprinklers alternate days
6-8am and 6-8pm.
Hand-held hosing any time.
Water restrictions also apply to Waikato District residents in
Tauwhare, Gordonton, Matangi, Tamahere, Newstead/
Eureka, Wallace Rd and Stonebridge Estate that receive mains water supply
The alert levels apply to all residential and commercial customers on Council water supply.
At Water Alert Levels 1 & 2, water restrictions apply to businesses who don't use water as an essential activity. For example, if you want to water a shrub or garden outside your premises, you can only use a sprinkler during restricted times.
If you business uses water as an essential activity such as landscaping, sports fields or nurseries, outdoor watering is only restricted from Water Alert Level 3 onwards. However, we ask that you practice efficient watering methods whenever possible.
Millions of litres of water are extracted every day from our river 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