There are no restrictions to all our Council water supply areas. However, residents in Whangamata are being asked to conserve water after a big drop in volume from most of our reservoirs in Whangamata over the past few days. The reservoirs currently sit between 60 – 80 per cent full, with the more critical sitting in the 60 per cent range. Water restriction boards in the area are now reflecting the message to ‘conserve water now’ and we are asking people to please be aware and use water responsibly. Any changes are posted on our website, email newsletters and our Thames-Coromandel District Council Facebook page. Please report water wastage and water leaks to Customer Service on 07 868 0200. Top 5 smart water conservation tips Wait until you can do full loads before you wash dishes or use the washing machine. Don’t run the water when brushing your teeth. For cool drinking water, fill a jug and keep it in the fridge. Running water to cool it down can waste 10 litres a minute. For lawns, apply the ‘step test’ – if grass springs back after you walk on it, it doesn’t need watering. If your toilet has a dual-flush button, use the half flush.