Water restrictions apply to all residential and commercial users, limiting water use to essential activities only.
For commercial users, general maintenance activities that require water are not restricted unless a full irrigation ban is in place.
Under a full irrigation ban, commercial users can continue to use water for activities that are essential to their normal business operation.
Waimārama current water restrictions are set at Level 4: Total ban on all outdoor water use. No sprinklers or hand-held hoses.
Level 1: Voluntary action to conserve water. Outdoor water use, such as garden watering and car washing, permitted.
Level 2: Sprinkler and hose restrictions. These can be used between 6am and 8am, and 7pm and 9pm as follows:
Level 3: Sprinkler ban. Hand-held hoses can be used on alternate days between 6am and 8am, and 7pm and 9pm only.
Level 4: Total ban on all outdoor water use. No sprinklers or hand-held hosing.
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