Whakatane District asked to conserve water

As the Whakatane District faces drier weather residents in Whakatane, Ohope and Matata are being asked to make voluntary reductions, in order to avoid the need for formal restrictions.

Council has put in place a three-stage restriction process, beginning with a call for voluntary reductions in water use.

If needed, stage two would see the current blue ‘conserve water now’ signs replaced by orange signs, indicating that hoses and sprinklers can only be used on alternate days, between 6:00 am - 8:00 am and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

The third stage, marked by a red water restriction status sign, would see a total ban introduced on all hose and sprinkler use.

Sam Gardner