Buller District Council

Reefton Water Supply

The Reefton Water Supply reservoir has recovered sufficiently and usage has stabilised enough to enable conservation measures to be downgraded to normal usage.

Council appreciates residents patience and cooperation during this time.

Water saving tips

Kitchen

  • Rinse or peel vegetables in a bowl or sink filled with water instead of running the tap – you could save up to 10 litres every minute
  • Wait until you have a full load before starting your dishwasher. When possible, use the eco-setting
  • Rinse dishes in a sink filled with water, rather than under a running tap
  • Keep a jug of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap water until cold

Bathroom

  • Turn off the tap when cleaning your teeth or shaving – you could save 10 litres of water a minute. Brush your teeth in the shower.
  • Reduce your shower time to three minutes or less
  • Keep baths to a minimum
  • Every time you flush the toilet you use 13–20 litres of water, so make sure you only flush when you need to. Or use a half-flush if your toilet is fitted with one.

Laundry

  • Wait until you have a full load before starting your washing machine or use the partial load settings

Gardening

  • Save water by only watering the garden when it needs it. Use only a hand held hose rather than a sprinkler
  • Water at cooler, less windy times of the day, in the morning or evening, to minimise evaporation and water wastage

Outside

  • Do not hose down paths and driveways; use a broom instead

 

 

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