We all need to use water wisely and more efficiently, especially in summer when there is increased demand. Check out our tips and tricks to help you save water in and around your home.
It is the responsibility of all of us to use water wisely so that we preserve the resource, protect the environment, and make sure we all have enough - especially during our long hot summers.
The main function of the Council-supplied water system is to provide water for drinking and hygiene, although when it is abundant we also use it for things like washing cars and watering gardens and lawns.
While we should always be mindful of not wasting this precious resource, it is particularly important to reduce use during dry seasons by putting off cleaning the car, letting the lawn brown off, and reducing garden watering to a minimum.
During dry times, Council also takes action by reducing the watering of public gardens and watering at night when there is less load on the system, stopping grass watering except where it is required for health and safety reasons, and limiting splash pad operation to the times when they are most used. Council is also well into a programme of replacing old-style irrigation systems in parks with modern pop-up systems which use water more efficiently.
By all of us doing our bit we can ensure that there will be enough drinking water for everyone, the environment is protected, and we don’t breach our Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Resource Consent water limits.
Here are a few water-saving tips we think can make a difference.
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