Plugging the leaks to conserve water in Hauraki District
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Posted January 06, 2021
Council Matters ,
Hauraki District Council has ramped up their leak detection work (especially in Waihi where water can escape into the crevices and cracks of the ash soils).
They’re reducing water pressure in a controlled way across the district. You shouldn’t notice too much difference and if you’re already in a low pressure area your pressure won’t be reduced any further.
You can do your bit too…
Take four minute showers
only wash a full load of clothes
keep a bucket in the shower and use saved water on your garden
turn off the tap while cleaning your teeth
Keep an eye out for leaks and let the council know if you see patches of green in among dry grass.
There’s a limit to how much water we can take from rivers as river levels are lower than they were this time last year, and we’re still feeling the effects of last summer’s drought.
If the water gets too low, it affects fish and other river life.
Reducing water use now will help keep our rivers healthy.
For more water saving tips go to www.hauraki-dc.govt.nz/smartwateruse