Water Useage

​Ruapehu District Council reminds residents that water is a finite resource and there is a need to be water wise at all the times.

By using known average daily water use in a home you can estimate how much water you use in your household.

Occasionally, in periods of low rainfall, Council finds it necessary to advise the community of water restrictions.

When will restrictions be put in place?

  1. 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:
    • Taumarunui
    • Owhango
    • 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:

    • Raetihi
    • Ohakune

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

Please report water wastage and water leaks to your local Council office

​Please do​Please do not

        Take short showers instead of baths

​X       Wash cars or trucks

         Fix any leaks and dripping taps
           - Lush patches of grass may be an indication
             of a leak

​X     Fill swimming pools

√         Use full loads to wash clothes/dishes

​X     Water the garden in the heat of the day

√         Check water troughs

​X     Clean driveway /patio with hose

Page reviewed: 20 Dec 2016 1:39pm