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Wellington water supply situation update – 6 April


Wellington water supply situation update – 6 April 2013


Today's data:
Daily target water use (maximum) = 130 million litres (ML)
Yesterday's water use = 121ML
Change from Thursday = lower by 5ML

Water use was again below the target for maximum daily use yesterday. We thank all water users for their continuing efforts to conserve water during this ongoing dry period.

River flow rates remain well below long-term April averages.

We expect to be able to meet the present level of demand for water without further rain – and without having to use storage – until towards the end of April.

No rain has fallen in the catchments in the last 24 hours. The 14-day weather forecast shows “the odd shower” up until Wednesday, followed by fine conditions for most of the following week. There is no rain in the forecast until the middle of the month.

We need to maintain the level of water use below 130ML per day at least until the next major rainfall. Lower demand helps to preserve our water reserves longer.

Yesterday’s water supply came from:
Rivers: 66.9ML
Hutt aquifer: 51.8ML
Storage decreased by 2.3ML

Lake 2 remains 100% full.

The outdoor water use ban remains active.

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