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Waitakere City copes well with dry spell

1 February 2005

Waitakere City copes well with dry spell

Waitakere City is coping well despite high water usage during the dry spell

There has been some concern following media advertisements asking that Rodney District Council customers to reduce water use.

“Some people may think that there is a wider regional issue, but this is not so,” says Councillor Janet Clews, chair of the Finance and Operational Performance Committee. . “The reason for the shortage in Rodney District is due to very high water usage at present and limited water storage reservoir capacity, but it is not due to a regional shortage.

“The only area in Waitakere that has had any restrictions is around Sunnyvale-Redhills Roads at Massey. The rest of the city is coping well at present,” says Councillor Clews.

Yesterday, at Sunnyvale Road, there was a pressure drop due to high water usage. About 20 properties were affected on the Waitakere side of the road and 20 on the Rodney side. A further 10 properties on Redhills Rd have been affected. Engineers are working to boost the pressure.

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