Ohaupo – conserve water over weekend
Waipā District Council is asking residents in Ohaupo and surrounding areas to reduce their water use urgently, as a result of an issue on a water supply pipe lines.
The issue is affecting Waipā District Council’s ability to treat water at Parallel Treatment Plant to supply reservoirs across the Pukerimu Scheme at the usual quantities.
Council’s water services manager Martin Mould said actions taken to reduce water use would help the reservoirs to refill over time.
“We are producing treated water at Parallel Treatment Plant but a lower quantities which means there is limited water within the scheme. We are working around the clock to isolate and resolve the issue, and we ask all residents on the scheme to please limit their water use where possible.”
The issue arose following routine maintenance at the Pukerimu pump station, which brings water from the Waikato River to Parallel Treatment Plant for treatment which is then distributed to the community.
Residents can help reduce water use by limiting toilet flushing, showering or bathing, running taps, dishwashing, laundry and stopping all outdoor and non-essential water use. Water tankers will be available for water collection at 8 Great Collins Road, Ohaupo, Kaipaki Hall and Roto-o-Rangi Hall in Cambridge.
Residents can stay updated by heading to www.waipadc.govt.nz/wateralerts or following Waipa District Council on Facebook.