Tap in to council’s save summer water message
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.