Water use down
Summer water use in the region hit its lowest level in more than 15 years, according to figures from Greater Wellington Regional Council.
Water supplied to the region’s four cities averaged 144 million litres a day between December 2011 and February 2012.
That is 6.5 million litres less than the previous lowest summer average since 1996-97.
Councillor Sandra Greig said although it would be easy to attribute the lower water use to the poor summer weather, analysis showed users were probably making a bigger water saving effort than in previous years as well.