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Gisborne District Council: Keep conserving water

Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media

Restrictions on outdoor water use remain in place as water levels in the city reservoirs continue to recover.

The community and industry have taken action over the weekend to keep water use below 19 million litres, under the average daily consumption of 20 million litres.

Reservoirs are at about 64%, we need the level to be a lot higher in case of emergency and to ensure we can meet demand for the city.

This is a fantastic effort by people to avoid using sprinklers, fill pools or wash cars.

Council are working closely with the largest commercial users to ensure water is used efficiently without affecting production or the need to send workers home.

City gardens and median strips are beginning to lose plants while the irrigation systems are turned off.

Staff will use bore water in tankers to water by hand in the evenings to try to reduce losses. People concerned about their own gardens can find ideas on our website like using mulch, soil conditioners or water from your shower to water plants while restrictions are in place.

We thank everyone for their patience and continued efforts to conserve water until reservoirs are refilled, we’ll update the community on restrictions again tomorrow.

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