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Waihi and Waikino water restrictions are likely. Please conserve water where you can now.

Waihi and Waikino water restrictions are likely. Please conserve water where you can now.

Posted December 30, 2019
Environmental , Education , Council Matters

Here are a few simple tips to save water:

  • Turn the tap off while you are brushing your teeth.
  • Only use your dishwasher and washing machine when you have a full load.
  • Promote shorter showers and shallower baths.
  • Use a bowl to scrub vegetables in the kitchen sink. You can pour the water on your plants.
  • Keep water in a covered container in the fridge. It saves running the tap to get cold water.
  • If the toilet leaks or a tap drips, fix it right away.

Outside

  • If you have to water the garden, do it in the early morning or evening to reduce evaporation.
  • Use a broom instead of the hose to clean paths and driveways.
  • Check taps, pipes, and connections regularly for possible leaks.
  • If you have rainwater storage, use this supply to water your garden or when you need to wash your car or boat.

Holiday Tips

  • Remind visitors and guests that water supplies are limited.
  • When washing your car, boat, trailer, jet ski etc. limit the use of your hose to a quick spray at the beginning then wash using a bucket. A running hose can waste as much as 10 litres of water a minute.