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Hauraki District Council summary of important information from today's water situation in Waihi

Hauraki District Council summary of important information from today's water situation in Waihi

Posted February 12, 2020
Council Matters , Environmental

Media Release: Hauraki District Council

All Waihi schools (excluding Waihi Beach) will be closed tomorrow and reopening Friday 14 February.

Flyers have been hand delivered to all households in Waihi today – residents are asked to please check on their neighbours and make sure they are ok and up to date with events.

Water tanks are available at the following locations:

• Victoria Park

• Golden Legacy Centre, Moresby Avenue

• Morgan Park, Kenny Street carpark

• Salvation Army carpark

Residents can help themselves to water at the water tanks, but they will need their own container. This water must be boiled for 3 minutes if used for drinking, cooking or teeth cleaning, but it can be used without boiling to flush toilets, wash, etc.

Residents are asked to please use tank water as much as possible to allow the reservoir to recover as fast as possible.

There are now five portaloos at each public toilet location in Waihi (Victoria Park, Haszard Street and Gilmore Park), as well as five at Morgan Park.

Tap water is for drinking only. A precautionary boil water notice is in place for 24 hours. Please boil all tap water for 3 minutes before drinking. No showers, washing clothes, using dishwashers etc… until further notice.

If people still don’t have any water in their taps, can they please let the council know on 0800 734 834 (available 24/7)

The Waikino reservoir levels is looking okay at the moment, but Waikino residents are also asked to please reduce water use as much as possible during this time.