Great water saving efforts
Waihi’s water reservoir has gone from empty to almost 17 percent full, after a water main break yesterday saw the town temporarily run out of water.
Thanks to the community’s water saving efforts over night, the reservoir is recovering more quickly than expected and should be sitting about 20 percent by midday.
A precautionary boil water notice on tap water may be lifted later today. Please check back for confirmation.
Residents can also start having short showers and doing washing again after lunch but are requested to please continue to save water where they can.
Tank water available
The water tanks which rolled into town yesterday will stay in place for another week.
Water tanks are available at the following locations:
- Victoria Park
- Golden Legacy Centre, Moresby Avenue
- Morgan Park, Kenny Street carpark
- Salvation Army carpark
Remember to take your own water containers to fill. Boil water for 3 minutes if used for drinking, cooking or teeth cleaning, but it can be used without boiling to flush toilets, wash, etc.
Total watering ban
A total watering ban is still in place for Waihi and Waikino. This ban includes use of water outside the house such as watering lawns and gardens, washing cars, houses and decks, filling paddling pools or playing under sprinklers. Swimming pools are not to be filled at any time.