Water restrictions

Prolonged dry weather has meant Matamata-Piako District residents are being urged to conserve water.

Water restrictions for the whole district are currently at Level 1: Conserve water

Level 1, conserve water means there are no restrictions in place (i.e. residents can use hoses, sprinklers etc), but are asked to continue their good water saving habits and conserve water wherever possible. 

level 1 sign

Water restriction levels

Our water alert system consists of four levels: 

Level 1: Conserve water
Water supply is expected to come under pressure. 

Level 2: Water on alternate days
The water supply is under considerable pressure and significant savings are required. Hoses, sprinklers and garden irrigation systems can only be used on alternate days (even street numbers on even days; odd street numbers on odd days).

Level 3: Sprinkler ban
At this level the water supply is under extreme pressure. Hand held hoses should only be used on alternate days. Sprinklers, garden irrigation systems, unattended hoses, unnecessary water blasting and other water use is banned.

Level 4: Total watering ban
At this level the water supply level is critical and Waikato Regional Council restrictions may have been applied. All use of water outside the house is banned.


Check out our Water Saving Tips for more ideas on how you can save water