Water sup­ply reaches crit­i­cal level

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Mata­mata- Pi­ako District Coun­cil in­creased water re­stric­tions to ‘‘crit­i­cal‘‘ in Mata­mata and Mor­rinsville last week, as the water sup­ply reached record lows.

‘‘Reser­voir lev­els in Mor­rinsville are the low­est they have been since the dam was built in 1988,’’ coun­cil group man­ager ser­vice de­liv­ery Fiona Vessey said. ‘‘Sim­i­larly, in Mata­mata and Wa­haroa we are hav- ing to sup­ple­ment the main town sup­ply with bore water, and the bores are show­ing signs of stress.

‘‘We really need peo­ple to make an ef­fort to save water, and only use it for es­sen­tial pur­poses like drink­ing and bathing.’’

The coun­cil is en­cour­ag­ing res­i­dents to report any­one ig­nor­ing the water re­stric­tions or us­ing ex­cess water by call­ing 07 884 0060.

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