Renwick residents are being strongly encouraged to conserve water.
Council’s Operations and Maintenance Engineer Stephen Rooney says the well level at the Renwick water supply bores continues to fall.
“Today’s bore water level is 1288 mm. At between 1000 mm and 800 mm we will have to start reducing the volume of water we take from the wells. At present, the daily bore water level drops about 100 mm a day, so towards the end of this week I expect we will have to reduce what we take from the bores.”
“When we reduce what we take from the bores, we need a corresponding reduction in peak demand. If there isn’t, the water storage tanks will empty and for a short period Renwick will have no water.
“We are currently extracting 55 litres per second (l/s). Peak demand in the evening is getting up to 63 l/s, for up to four hours. We manage this demand by sourcing water from the bores and the storage tanks.
“If people can reduce their water use now, we can avoid water restrictions later.
“Over the past two years, Renwick residents have done a great job in voluntarily reducing their irrigation water use. We need people to continue to restrict their water use.”
- Take short showers
- Fix leaks and dripping taps
- Wash clothes and dishes on full load
- Irrigate early in the morning and late in the evening
- Check farm equipment, troughs, pipes and water meters for signs of leakage
- Download the Council’s Antenno app to receive water alerts.
- Wash vehicles
- Fill swimming pools
- Clean driveways and outdoor areas with a hose.