Residents are reminded to think about their water use as we head into another hot, dry weekend.
The Tauranga water supply is under pressure with high demand and is being monitored closely.
If water use continues to increase, a sprinkler ban is likely to be put in place.
Tauranga City Waters Manager Steve Burton says that we can all do our bit to conserve water.
“There are simple ways to save water while still taking good care of gardens.
“If you water your garden, do it in the cooler hours of the day to make every drop count. Use a hose rather than sprinklers and use a broom instead of hose when cleaning down outdoor surfaces."
Other water saving tips:
• fix any drips and leaks in your household – contact our Waterline team for a free advice on how to be more water efficient around the home
• mulch your garden to keep moisture in
• turn off the tap when shaving or brushing your teeth
• take shorter showers
For more information and conservation tips, visit www.tauranga.govt.nz/savingwater
Tauranga water use level.