Tauranga City Council is urging residents to watch their water usage after demand reached a record high yesterday.
“If nothing changes, we'll need to restrict outdoor water use,” says City Waters Manager Steve Burton.
“There's enough for everyone if we're mindful of how much we use and where we use it.
“Please avoid using sprinklers and if you have a garden hose, make sure you're using it only where it's needed.”
With more people living in Tauranga than ever before, the city's water supply is under increasing pressure, particularly over the summer months.
For more information and conservation tips, visit www.tauranga.govt.nz/saving-water