Water crisis averted in Waihi

Heavy rain over the weekend caused water processing to take longer than usual for Waihi. Photo: Hauraki District Council Facebook.

Hauraki District Council is thanking Waihi residents for their cooperation, after serious water shortages have been avoided.

Earlier this week the town's water reservoirs were running dangerously low due to longer processing times caused by recent heavy rain.

Water quality at the tap was unaffected, but output was lower because of the extra time needed to remove silt and debris.

Residents were asked to help by conserving water and reservoir levels have now risen to a point where further restrictions are unnecessary.

Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga is grateful to the community for getting on board and saving hundreds of thousands of litres of water over the last two days.

"One thing the recent weather event has highlighted for me is just how resilient and resourceful our communities are,” he says.

“This is another example of how we all pull together when the chips are down. People have really got behind us on this and saved a huge amount of water, and we're very appreciative of their efforts.”



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