Water alert levels

Water alert level one

Water restrictions

On 7 May 2020, Auckland Council agreed to impose mandatory water restrictions in Auckland that will limit outdoor water use. These restrictions took effect on 16 May 2020 and are in place until further notice. The restrictions apply to everyone who uses water from the Auckland metropolitan network, including Pokeno and Tuakau.

Watercare has given Waikato District Council formal notice under the Bulk Water Agreement and has said these restrictions must also be in place for these communities as they receive water from the metropolitan network.

For more information, see here.

Water alert levels

Water Alert Level 1

Use sprinkler systems between 6am – 8am and 6pm – 8pm

Hand-held hosing can be used anytime

Water Alert Level 2

Use sprinkler systems on alternate days between

6am – 8am and 6pm – 8pm

Hand-held hosing can be used anytime

Water Alert Level 3

No use of sprinklers.

Hand-held hosing only

Water Alert Level 4

No use of outside water systems

 

Smart Water

The Smart Water Starts with You! sub-regional summer campaign aims to make long-term change to how we use water and is a joint venture between Waikato District Council, Hamilton City Council, and Waipa District Council.

Check out the Smart Water website for more information, including details about each of the water alert levels and water saving tips.

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