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Horowhenua District Council lifts water supply restrictions

23 April 2014

Horowhenua District Council water supplies restrictions lifted

Horowhenua District Council has now lifted the water restrictions which have been in place since the start of last summer in efforts to conserve water.

The recent change in weather conditions, including significant rain, has allowed the Level One Water Restrictions to be lifted for all Council water supplies throughout the District.

Water Services Manager Sarah Stephen says the Council appreciates the positive response by residents to water conservation measures.

Ms Stephen says residents are encouraged to continue to use water wisely.

"Supply and demand may not be an issue now, but water conservation is still a good thing. The less water we use, the less we have to treat, which lowers the overall cost of operating our water supplies."

Simple water saving tips include:
• Turn off the tap while brushing teeth or shaving
• Check your toilet cistern, taps, and pipes for leaks or overflow
• Use a bucket of water and a soft sponge or mop for outdoor cleaning jobs
• Sweep up garden waste, rather than hosing it away
• Do only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher
• Take shorter showers
• Use a bowl or plug in the sink when washing vegetables or hand-washing dishes.
• Install a dual-flush toilet cistern

For any enquiries please contact Council on 06 366 0999 or enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz

ENDS

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