Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


City Prepares For Water Shortages


15 November 2012


City Prepares For Water Shortages

Palmerston North City Council has begun monitoring the water levels at the Turitea Dams as a result of forecasts from NIWA.

NIWA scientists have predicted a normal to dry summer for our region.

The Council owns and uses two dams for collecting and storing the City’s water supply. The water from the dams provides two thirds of the city’s water supply with additional water coming from four artesian bores located around the City.

Palmerston North residents use an average of 29,000 cubic metres of water every day which can climb to 49,000 cubic metres on a hot day.

City Council water asset engineer Dora Luo said the Council is now conserving water in the dams by drawing more water from local bores.

“We’re also encouraging residents to conserve water too,” Dora said. “By being careful now, residents can help delay or prevent water restrictions during the summer months. If your garden is dry, the City’s water levels probably are too.”

Small changes to residential water consumption can mean huge water savings. For example:
• Mulch plants during summer months
• Water established plants less often than newly planted gardens
• Water early in the morning or evening when it’s cooler
• Take short showers
• Fix leaky taps
• Only run your dishwasher or washing machine with a full load.
Dora says residents can also help the Council save water by contacting them on 356 8199 if they see water leaking from a hydrant, a toby (a main water shut-off valve) or anywhere else.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Journalism’s Future In The Era Of “Alternative Facts.”

Already, the White House has made it clear that the media are the new enemy that the new President’s supporters will be encouraged to unite against. (What else can they do now they don’t have Hillary Clinton to demonise any more?)

The fantastic phrase “alternative facts” coined by Trump spinmeister Kellyanne Conway captures the media strategy in a nutshell. More>>

 

Employment: Minimum Wage To Increase To $15.75

The minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.75 an hour on 1 April 2017... The starting-out and training hourly minimum wage rates will increase from $12.20 to $12.60 per hour, remaining at 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage.More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Sit-In Occupation To Stop Niki’s Eviction

The Tāmaki Redevelopment Company hopes to issue a Possession Order for 14 Taniwha Street, Glen Innes. This will give them the ability to forcibly evict Ioela ‘Niki’ Rauti who has lived at 14 Taniwha Street for 21 years... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English, Abroad

If David Cameron was the closest thing John Key had to a political mentor, their successors also share a whole lot in common. Theresa May and Bill English were both propelled into the top jobs as the result of unexpected resignations, and without much in the way of credible competition from their colleagues... More>>

ALSO:

Pike River: Labour Bill To Override Safety Act For Mine Entry

“Bill English has been hiding behind the legal excuse that any attempt to re-enter the mine to recover the bodies might place the mine’s owner, Solid Energy Limited, and its directors in breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017

For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future? More>>

Oxfam: 30% Of NZ Owns Less Wealth Than Our Two Richest Men

The research also reveals that the richest one per cent have 20 per cent of the wealth in New Zealand, while 90 per cent of the population owns less than half of the nation’s wealth. The research forms part of a global report released to coincide with this week’s annual meeting of political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news