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Horowhenua residents reminded to conserve water

Horowhenua residents reminded to conserve water

Horowhenua residents are urged to conserve water as a lack of significant rain is causing river levels to decrease and the demand for water to increase.

Residents are reminded that Level 1 water restrictions are currently in place until further notice for all Council water supplies within the Horowhenua district.

These restrictions mean that:

• Garden sprinklers may be used only from 5am to 9am and from 7pm to 9pm on alternative days - at houses with even street numbers on even dates and at houses with odd street numbers on odd dates.

• Hand-held hoses are permitted on your odd or even date at any time.

• Soak hoses are banned at all times during water restrictions.

District water supplies come under severe pressure during summer and Horowhenua District Council imposes water restrictions to ensure the demand does not exceed the volumes available.

Residents are urged to be mindful when watering plants and gardens, and to practice deep watering once or twice per week, rather than shallow watering more frequently.

Council staff regularly monitor water use and undertake inspections throughout summer.

Updates are available at www.horowhenua.govt.nz

ENDS

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