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Free service to help save water launched

A free service to help Waikato District households reduce their water use and lower their water bills has been launched.

Waikato District Council finished installing water meters across the district last year when the installations in Huntly, Ngaruawahia and Raglan were completed.

Council’s Acting Waters Manager Karl Pavlovich says the free in-home water saving service can be used by anyone in the district, but it is aimed at households with unusually high water readings that could be paying more than they needed to.

“A high reading might signal a water leak or that there’s something else going on with appliances or the way people are using water,” Karl said.

“Either way, it’s in everyone’s interests to have a good look because the less water households use, the less money they pay.

“Water is also a precious natural resource and the more efficiently we use it the better it is for the environment.”

Households tapping into the service will have a home visit from water advisor Chris Parker to check household appliances and advise on ways to save water.

Where possible, Chris will retrofit a range of free water-saving devices including flow restrictors, tap aerators, shower timers and toilet flush restrictors.

The water saving service is jointly funded by the Waikato and Waipa District Councils.

To enquire about the service, call 0800 492 452 or send an email to

There are also water saving tips on the Smart Water website at