Ōtorohanga District Council is encouraging residents to use water wisely during the summer season to avoid water restrictions.
An increase in water use throughout the district has seen an increase in supply demand, which could lead to water restrictions coming in force across the Ōtorohanga district, including Kawhia.
Ōtorohanga District Council’s Services Manager Mark Lewis says due to the current warm weather conditions, Council is struggling with supply demands.
He asks that people be more conscious of their water use to help relieve pressure on the treatment plants.
“Water services staff are keeping a close eye on water use as there had been a marked increase in demand over the past fortnight,” he says.
“During summer, consumption of water rises so we need to undertake proactive management of this precious resource throughout the summer period so that we do not run out of water for our community.
“If demand continues to rise, it’s very likely water restrictions will be introduced.”
If water restrictions are needed they would be advertised in local newspapers, on Council's website and on its Facebook page.
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Otorohanga District Council