25 Mar 2013

Wellingtonians urged to maintain low water usage

11:45 am on 25 March 2013

Wellingtonians are being urged to keep using less water as the effects of the drought continue to bite.

The Wellington Regional Council says river flow rates remain below average for this time of the year and continue to drop.

Council spokesperson Andrew Samuel says the 14-day weather forecast is for a chance of rain, but this cannot be relied on.

He says the council is pleased that over the last few days residents have used less than the target for maximum daily use,but he warns that Wellingtonians must continue to be frugal.

Mr Samuel says if usage goes up and water levels continue to fall, the council may have to take water out of the Te Marua storage lake, its last option when faced with shortages.