Coun­cil plea to save water

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The re­gional coun­cil is urg­ing peo­ple to save water.

Coun­cil­lor Nigel Wil­son, chair­man of Greater Welling­ton’s So­cial and Cul­tural Well­be­ing Com­mit­tee, says the rivers sup­ply­ing the re­gion are show­ing the ef­fects of an un­usu­ally dry spring.

‘‘Flows in the Hutt River were only 82 per cent of the river’s De­cem­ber av­er­age in spite of good rain­fall over the past month.’’

Mr Wil­son says that con­di­tions, com­bined with the fact that the sup­ply of stored water is halved while one of the Te Marua stor­age lakes is empty for earth­quake- strength­en­ing and en­larg­ing, mean ev­ery­body should be care­ful with water.

Visit www.gw.govt.nz/water.

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