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Keep up the good work with water conservation

29 January 2021

Our Council would like to thank all the residents and visitors in our District for their positive and proactive response to the water conservation measures that’s been in place over the extended holiday period.

Water conservation awareness is something we’ve been sharing since Labour Weekend last year, and thanks to everyone’s cooperation we haven’t needed to go Level 5 anywhere (A Total Watering Ban). That’s the first time since we’ve been keeping records of peak period restrictions (2017).

While our water supplies are still under pressure, due to the lack of rain, the reduction of population has resulted in the decrease of demand. The spells of rain we’ve also been fortunate enough to receive means we’re easing off water restrictions for now.

We’re aware with two long weekends ahead of us that demand may increase, but if everyone keeps up the good work and continues to conserve water, we’ll get through and enjoy this incredible summer we’re having.

Should demand increase significantly for an extended period, or the water sources fall to an unacceptable level, then it may be necessary to reimpose higher level conservation measures.

Conversely, if the demand remains low and water sources remain as they are, it may be possible to further ease the conservation measures.

Coromandel Town, Whitianga, Tairua, Pauanui, Whangamata and Onemana: Level 3 - Alternate Days:  Hoses, sprinklers and garden irrigation systems can only be used on alternate days. If your address is an even number you can use your hose on even numbered days, and vice versa for odd numbered houses.

Hahei, Matarangi and Thames - Level 2 - Conserve Water: Residents and holidaymakers are asked to keep using water carefully to ensure our supply continues.

  • A reminder that Thames Valley has a permanent total watering ban in place.

Keep up the good work with water conservation

How to stay up to date:

and reviewing our water restrictions daily. For updates on water restriction levels:

  • Check the signs around town and keep an eye out on your travels for updates displayed on our VMS trailers situated at:
  1. Whangamatā Fire Station (pictured above)
  2. Hahei Fire Station
  3. Whitianga- Joan Gaskell Drive (near to The Warehouse)
  4. Coromandel Town – Tiki Road (near the Anglican Church) 
  • See our website for more information on restrictions and tips on how you can conserve water –
  • Sign up to our e-newsletter –
  • Follow us on Facebook
  • We have ads in local newspapers across the Coromandel and regular spots on local radio stations – so stay up to date.

Please report water wastage and water leaks to our customer services team on 07 868 0200.

Residents and visitors are asked to comply with the water restrictions for the good of the community, but we will be looking at prosecuting where restrictions are continually ignored, despite warnings. People can be fined on conviction up to $20,000 for breaching our Water Supply Bylaw.