Tap in to coun­cil’s save sum­mer water mes­sage

Matamata Chronicle - - Front Page -

Mata­mata-Pi­ako District Coun­cil is urg­ing res­i­dents to start sav­ing water as the sum­mer months ap­proach.

There are no water re­stric­tions in place, but the coun­cil has put up a sign on Broad­way to keep res­i­dents up to date with the water sit­u­a­tion.

‘‘We en­cour­age peo­ple to start con­serv­ing water now as small ef­forts to save water do add up,’’ said group man­ager of ser­vice de­liv­ery Fiona Vessey.

There are many things res­i­dents can do to help con­serve water, in­clud­ing: not us­ing sprin­klers when re­stric­tions are in place; wa­ter­ing gar­dens in the evening so the water is ab­sorbed overnight and not evap­o­rated dur­ing the heat of the day; not leav­ing hoses run­ning unat­tended; us­ing the half flush op­tion on the toi­let if it has one – a full flush uses around 15 litres of water; and turn­ing off the tap when it is not in use.

The coun­cil’s web­site mpdc.govt.nz will keep res­i­dents up to date with the water sit­u­a­tion and any ques­tions can be di­rected to coun­cil on 07 884 0060.

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