Water flows again…

Water Alert Levels will be lifted following the recent rain and a sustained lower level in water use across the Waikato.

Hamilton city and Waikato district councils have been at water Alert Level 2, which restricts the use of sprinklers on alternate days between 6am and 8am and 6pm and 8pm.

The region’s water use peaked in Hamilton where 79 million litres (ML) of water was used on 2 February. Average water use across the region has dropped and remained steady at a sustainable level in recent weeks.

Waikato District Service Delivery Manager Tim Harty has praise for the communities Smart Water practices over the dry summer.

“A big thanks must go to the region’s residents and commercial and large water users for sticking to the Alert Level requirements over another exceptionally dry summer. We have been delighted with how responsible and responsive water users have been in taking the Smart Water message on board and observing water Alert requirements through the Alert level system.”

The Water Alert Levels are part of a Smart Water Starts with You! Sub-regional Summer campaign. The 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.

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