Water Restrictions Level 1 - Foxton and Foxton Beach

On Display Indefinitely

Level 1 water restrictions will be in place for Foxton and Foxton Beach from Monday 17 December until further notice.

The restrictions are due to increasing demand for water. 

Level 1 water restrictions mean: 

Purpose

Level 1 conditions

Private gardens - watering

  • Soaker hoses and garden sprinklers may only be used from 5am to 7am and from 7pm to 9pm on alternate days as follows:
    • Houses with even street numbers on even dates
    • Houses with odd numbers on odd dates
  • Handheld hoses, watering cans or buckets can be used at any time.

Public Parks, gardens and road reserves – watering

  • Sprinklers and soak hoses allowed for four hours every other day - from town supply.

Paved areas – cleaning

  • Hosing of paved areas is prohibited unless cleaning is required as a result of an accident, fire, health hazard or other emergency.

Suggested water saving tips:

  • Turn off the tap while brushing teeth or shaving
  • Check your toilet cistern, taps, and pipes for leaks or overflow
  • Use a bucket of water and a soft sponge or mop for outdoor cleaning jobs
  • Sweep up garden waste, rather than hosing it away
  • Do only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher
  • Take shorter showers
  • Use a bowl or plug in the sink when washing vegetables or hand-washing dishes.
  • Install a dual-flush toilet cistern

Commercial customers with very high water demand are advised to take all practicable measures to reduce water use.

Water mains flushing will cease during the water restrictions. However, Council will attend to assist residents with persistent water clarity issues.