Community & Environment

Hamilton’s water restrictions lifted

Water restrictions lifted in Hamilton

Water restrictions will be lifted in Hamilton from tomorrow (Saturday 6 April).

Hamilton City Council’s City Waters Manager Maire Porter said with summer officially over and daylight saving ending this weekend, the Council is confident water demand will remain at a sustainable level without the need for water restrictions.

“A big thank you to residents for sticking to water restrictions over what has been a very long, dry summer. We appreciate the extra effort made to reduce water use during this time,” Ms Porter says.

Hamilton along with the rest of New Zealand experienced a long, dry summer with little rain and higher than average temperatures. Water use peaked in January and February, and was 14% higher than the city’s average daily consumption for this time of year.

“Even though there are no water restrictions in place we still need residents to use water sustainably and responsibly. We all have a part to play in conserving water, both now and in the future so we can continue to meet the water demand needs of our growing city,” Ms Porter says.

The Smart Water Starts with You! sub-regional summer 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.

Smart Water has an e-newsletter to let residents know when water alert levels changes and other water saving tips. Sign up to receive it at smartwater.org.nz/subscribe

 

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