Con­serve water or face re­stric­tions

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De­spite rain bat­ter­ing the Mata­mata-pi­ako area in the past week Mata­mata- Pi­ako District Coun­cil is urg­ing res­i­dents to start con­serv­ing water now, to re­duce the like­li­hood of water re­stric­tions be­ing im­posed this sum­mer.

The coun­cil

re­cently

asked Mata­mata res­i­dents to con­serve water due to dam­age caused by van­dals at the Bur­wood Rd reser­voir.

Work to re­pair this dam­age is still un­der way and the coun­cil is only just able to keep up with the cur­rent de­mand for water.

It is ask­ing peo­ple to ur­gently con­serve water, es­pe­cially over the next two weeks. ‘‘As peo­ple take hol­i­days we see a spike in water use,’’ said coun­cil’s chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Don Mcleod.

‘‘We hope that peo­ple can con­serve water now to help re­duce the need for re­stric­tions.

‘‘We are con­stantly mon­i­tor­ing the sit­u­a­tion and small ef­forts to save water do add up.’’

Keep an eye on www. mpdc. govt. nz to find out about the water sit­u­a­tion and whether there are any re­stric­tions.

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