Reminder to conserve water this summer

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Tauranga City Council is asking residents and visitors to conserve water following a slip in the Kaimai Ranges that is affecting the Joyce Road Processing Plant.

The slip has adversely affected the quality of the water when it arrives at the processing plant, putting the plant under additional pressure. This is the result of heavy rainfall across the Bay of Plenty on Christmas Eve.

“We are asking people to be mindful of their water use. At the moment, we can treat the water and supply the current demand but if the demand increases then we may need to impose water restrictions earlier than expected,” says City Waters manager Steve Burton.

The city has already seen a spike in demand following the warmer weather, as people start watering lawns and gardens.

“We need to be smart in managing water to ensure we can continue to supply drinking water throughout the summer season,” says Steve.

Water saving tips:

  •   •  water lawns and gardens in the cooler hours of the day

  •   •  use a hose rather than a sprinkler

  •   •  use a broom instead of a hose when cleaning down outdoor surfaces

  •   •  fix any drips and leaks in your household – contact our Waterline team for free advice

  •   •  mulch your garden to keep moisture in

  •   •  turn off the tap when shaving or brushing your teeth

  •   •  take shorter showers


6 Comments

More proof that TCC are devoid of all logic.

Posted on 03-01-2019 12:15 | By Mein Fuhrer

A Council with a brain would actually create the necessary water supplies needed to service all the housing developments currently happening in our city. The incompetence of this current bunch in council defies belief, it seems "common sense" has been replaced with "common nonsense".

Water is users pays so NO excuse Tauranga Council

Posted on 03-01-2019 09:22 | By Murray.Guy

Our region has more than adequate supply of water available. Poor planning by Tauranga City Council (just as with our roading) has us now with inadequate storage to meet growth needs. Tauranga City Council has also discouraged ’water recycling, collection and storage’ options for residential properties with their excessive fees and charges. Consistent growth has been greater than most cities at between 1% and 2.5% per year providing additional water rate income, but easily manageable for a focused Council. The Council ’WILL BE’ siphoning off some of the water income and allocating to it’s business centre costs, CEO’s department, spin machine and Governance costs.

Have to agree with @Slim Shady

Posted on 29-12-2018 21:38 | By The Caveman

The population of Tauranga has been growing 5% plus year on year for the past 15 years - what has the Council been spending the annually increasing rates take on - clearly NOT the basic services for ratepayers - WATER, roads, sewerage etc. SORRY, but MY vegie garden and fruit trees will NOT be short of water - OH, yes I have 20,000 litres of water tanks that the Council don’t know about - and I use the tanks for flushing my toilets as well. I only use the Council supply for cooking, showers and washing - but that is also going to change - a new filter system - and a bit of pipework - it will be drinking water only from the Council.

Agree

Posted on 29-12-2018 12:57 | By overit

Slim well said. Looks like Tga will be closed for a while.

After All

Posted on 28-12-2018 20:52 | By R1Squid

the rain we have had recently? So much so that our precious Kiwifruit vines are suffering.

More Council short sightedness

Posted on 28-12-2018 17:42 | By Slim Shady

Infrastructure needs investments, not museums that nobody will visit. I won’t be conserving water just so some tourists can swim in a pool. Send them back to Auckland - Tauranga is closed until we have a competent Council.

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