WATER

Conservation Needed to Halt Declining Water Reservoir Levels

Monday 29 November 2010, 4:35PM
By Kaipara District Council
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NORTHLAND

Kaipara District Council is asking Dargaville and Baylys Beach residents to conserve water as continuing dry weather hits the town’s supply.

With little or no rain in the supply’s catchments during the past few weeks, combined with high usage, more water is being drawn from Dargaville’s reservoir than is coming in.

“We need a really good rain to boost the supply but we especially need people to conserve water now to allow reservoir levels to build up again” says Community Infrastructural Assets Manager Fiona Vessey.

Suggested ways of saving water include not using garden sprinklers or filling swimming pools, using hoses to an absolute minimum, avoiding washing vehicles and checking that taps are not dripping.

Consumers wanting more information are invited to contact the Council’s Customer Services Team on 09 439 7059 or 0800 727 059.