Wa­ter re­stric­tions for Levin start on Mon­day

Horowhenua Chronicle - - OPEN HOMES -

As sum­mer gets into full swing, wa­ter re­stric­tions have come into force again.

Level 1 re­stric­tions will be in place for Levin and O¯ hau from Mon­day, De­cem­ber 17 un­til fur­ther no­tice.

Horowhenua Dis­trict Coun­cil said the re­stric­tions are due to flows in the O¯ hau River drop­ping be­low 2500 litres per sec­ond and town wa­ter de­mand at above 10,000 cu­bic me­tres per day.

Level 1 means for pri­vate gar­dens, soaker hoses and gar­den sprin­klers may only be used from 5am to 7am and from 7pm to 9pm.

Houses with even street num­bers can use them only on even-num­bered dates, while houses with odd street num­bers can use them on odd dates.

Hand­held hoses, wa­ter­ing cans or buck­ets can be used at any time.

In pub­lic parks, pub­lic gar­dens and road re­serves, sprin­klers and soak hoses will be al­lowed for four hours ev­ery other day if us­ing the town sup­ply.

Any hos­ing of paved ar­eas is not al­lowed un­der the re­stric­tions un­less clean­ing is re­quired as a re­sult of an ac­ci­dent, fire, health haz­ard or other emer­gency, the coun­cil said. New signs around the dis­trict have been in­stalled with wa­ter droplets il­lus­trat­ing the level of wa­ter re­stric­tion in place for that area.

Sug­gested wa­ter sav­ing tips:

■ Turn off the tap while brush­ing teeth or shav­ing.

■ Check your toi­let cis­tern, taps, and pipes for leaks or over­flow.

■ Use a bucket of wa­ter and a soft sponge or mop for out­door clean­ing jobs.

■ Sweep up gar­den waste, rather than hos­ing it away.

■ Do only full loads in the wash­ing ma­chine and dish­washer.

■ Take shorter show­ers.

■ Use a bowl or plug in the sink when wash­ing veg­eta­bles or hand-wash­ing dishes.

■ In­stall a dual-flush toi­let cis­tern.

Level 1 wa­ter re­stric­tions be­gin for Levin and O¯ hau on Mon­day.

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