A total watering ban is now in place for Waihi and Waikino.
River levels in Waihi and Waikino are low and the Hauraki District Council is urging residents that they need to save water now.
In a statement issued by the Hauraki District Council, it says the ban includes all use of water outside the house such as watering lawns and gardens.
“Washing cars, houses and decks, filling paddling pools or playing under sprinklers also come under the watering ban.
“All other parts of the district are asked to please continue to save water where they can.
“We appreciate everyone’s help to conserve water as this dry weather continues.”