Running low on tank water?

21 February 2020

On tank water? How are you doing?
If you’re running really low, we’ve opened up some sites where you can go and collect drinking water.

These are:

- Tuakau Centennial Pool, Escotts Rd (from 10am-5pm)
- Huntly Aquatic Centre, Wight St (from 9am-3pm)
- Ngaruawahia Pool, Market St (from 3pm-5pm)
- Raglan Kopua Holiday Park, Marine Parade (from 11am-1pm)
- There is also drinking water available at the rest stop by Centennial Park on Bollard Rd in Tuakau (the drinking water tap is clearly marked).

Bring your clean containers but you need to know what they’ve been used for previously.

While the water is from our treated supply and is safe to drink, the water could get contaminated in your container.

The District Health Board strongly suggests you boil this water before use.

Other advice we can offer includes:
• It’s important you keep an eye on your water levels and don’t leave it too late before calling for more water, as allowing the pump to run when the tank is empty may cause damage.
• If your water tank is empty, ensure you get it refilled using registered tankered water carriers. You can find a list of registered water carriers in the Waikato at https://www.drinkingwater.esr.cri.nz/…/carriersfornzregion.…
• Delivery of water by a tanker will disturb the sediment lying in the bottom of the tank. Therefore, allow the water to settle and clear before using it for drinking, hand washing or cooking.
• If you need further advice and tips on how to save water, visit www.smartwater.org.nz
• Check in with your neighbour to see how they’re getting on.