Every Drop Counts
Water saving starts with you. Fresh water is precious. Use water wisely to keep as much water in our rivers as we can.
Current restrictions in place
Water restrictions across the district are lifted.
Please continue to use water wisely. Every drop counts
Frequently Asked Questions about Water Restrictions
Who is affected by water restrictions?
All private consumers on Hauraki District Council’s water supplies must comply with water restrictions set by Council. Water use from private bores and rain water tanks is not subject to these restrictions.
Are the restrictions mandatory?
Yes. The restrictions are mandatory.
Refer to our Water Supply Bylaw 2019 (Section 3.6 Continuity of Supply)
No Restrictions: No official restrictions on water but water is a precious resource we should always be mindful of and use wisely.
Level 1 - Conserve Water: Residents and visitors are asked to use water carefully to ensure our supply continues.
Level 2 - Alternate Days: Hoses, sprinklers and garden irrigation systems can only be used on alternate days. If your address is an even number you can use your hose on even numbered days, and for odd numbered houses use on odd numbered days.
Level 3 - Hand-held hoses only: A total ban on the use of all sprinklers, unattended hoses and garden irrigation systems. Hand-held hoses can be used on alternate days: If your address is an even number you can use your hose on even numbered days of the month, and for odd numbered houses use on odd numbered days of the month.
Level 4 - Watering ban: Hand-held hoses, unattended hoses, sprinklers and garden irrigation systems are not permitted at any time. This includes a ban on watering lawns and gardens, washing cars, boats, houses, and decks, filling paddling pools and playing under sprinklers. Essential watering of plants, such as vegetable gardens using a hand-held watering can is permitted.