Horizons Regional Council issued a Public Health Warning on 25 November, declaring Waitārere Beach and other local swim spots unsuitable for swimming, water activities and kai collection. Keep an eye on Horizons Regional Council’s website for any updates.View LAWA’s Can I swim here? page
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Level 1 water restrictions are in place for Levin and Ōhau until further notice.
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The restrictions are due to flows in the Ōhau River dropping below 2500 litres per second and town water demand at above 10,000 cubic metres per day.
Level 1 conditions
Private gardens - watering
Public Parks, gardens and road reserves – watering
Paved areas – cleaning
Private swimming pools or spas – filling or topping up
Commercial customers with very high water demand are advised to take all practicable measures to reduce water use and to contact Council before any major water use.