Water is a precious resource

Smart Water Starts with You!

Smart Water Starts with You! Brings together Hamilton City, Waikato District and Waipa District Councils working closely to conserve the Waikato’s water, right now and for the benefit of generations to come.

Recent summer droughts have shown us just how important and urgent this work is. Whenever we use more water than we need, we add to the potential problems.

  • Reductions in the river’s volume, whether through drought or over extraction and use of the water, increases the concentration of pollutants.
  • It also alters the flow patterns and temperature of the water, which disrupts the life of the river’s plants and animals.
  • The flow to springs, streams and rivers can be reduced; neighbouring bores can be affected, with bore levels declining over the long term. 

As well as harming the river’s vital environmental value, and undermining its sacred living essence, this racks up economic costs in the form of the increased investment required to ensure we all have as much clean water as we need.

Together the Partner Council’s priority is ensuring the supply of safe water and ensuring municipal water returned to the rivers is of the highest standard.

To find out what how Smart Water Starts with you and ways to use water wisely go to 

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