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Published on June 29, 2021
Residents of Levin, Tokomaru and Shannon are being encouraged to continue to conserve water.
Due to the most recent rainfall event, the water treatment plants located in Levin, Shannon and Tokomaru have struggled to effectively treat the muddy river water for our drinking water supplies.
Fantastic group efforts from residents on Monday 28 June have allowed some reservoirs to refill above critical levels, but more work is required to return the water to safe levels.
Levin and Ōhau
District Mayor Bernie Wanden thanks all residents for their efforts over the past 24 hours to conserve water.
We have come together as a team and worked hard to make great progress. We still have a little bit more work to do in our water conservation efforts to get us fully out of the woods, but we’re nearly there.
Ways to conserve water:
More water saving tips can be found on the Ministry of Health website. Search ‘saving water during water shortage’.
We’re asking the community to share this messaging far and wide, if you need to call your family or visit your neighbours to deliver the message, please do so.
Council thanks the community for their patience and cooperation in what has been a community wide response.
Please use Council’s website and Facebook page for official updates and help Council get the message out by sharing.