Buller District Council

Reefton Water Supply

Water Conservation Notice

The conservation effort by consumers on the Reefton Water Supply has enabled the reservoir to make a small recovery to approximately 20% full.
If these conservation efforts continue, Council expects the buffer storage to progressively increase and therefore avoid the need to apply restrictions.
Staff will reassess on Monday to verify that the current measures are working to restore the reservoir levels sufficiently.
In the meantime, Council appreciates your ongoing conservation of water. This includes following our water saving tips which are below
Thank you for your cooperation.

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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