Water Restrictions Level 2 - Levin and Ōhau

On Display Indefinitely

Level 2 water restrictions are in place for Levin and Ōhau until further notice.

The restrictions are due to decreasing flows in the Ōhau River and demand for water rising to more than 11,000 cubic metres per day.  

Level 2 water restrictions mean: 


Level 2 conditions

Private gardens - watering

  • Garden sprinklers and soak hoses must not be used at any time. Handheld hoses 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
  • Watering cans and buckets can be used on your odd/even dates at any time.

Public parks, gardens and road reserves – watering

Watering by bore water only.

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.

Private swimming pools or spas – filling or topping up

Newly constructed swimming pools must not be filled.

Existing swimming pools and spas can only be topped up using a garden hose between the hours of 6am to 8am and 5pm to 7pm on Wednesdays.

Portable paddling pools of no more than 100L may be filled using a garden hose at any time.

Boat-washing facilities

Facility water flow restricted to 1.5L/min

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.

For any enquiries please contact Council on 06 366 0999 or enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz