By using known average daily water use in a home you can estimate how much water you use in your household.
Check the Whanganui and Makotuku River flow graphs regularly by following the instructions on Council River Flow website page.
Occasionally, in periods of low rainfall, Council finds it necessary to advise the community of water restrictions. Notification of water restrictions will be made on Council Facebook and Website pages, in the Ruapehu Press and Bulletin when publications begin again following the Christmas/New Year break, and over the radio (Ski, Peak and Cruise FM).
When will restrictions be put in place?
- Water restrictions will be put in place when the Te Maire Bridge Recorder measuring flow in the Whanganui River reaches 29m3/second. This will be for:
- National Park
2. Water restrictions will be put in place when the State Highway (SH49A) Recorder measuring flow in
the Makotuku River reaches 115 l/sec. This will be for:
What do restrictions mean?
Water Restrictions will include the following measures:
- Sprinkler ban
- Hand held hoses can only be used between the hours of 7.00pm - 9.00pm and 6.00am – 8.00am.
- Follow advice for water conservation
Advice for Water Conservation