No washing the car, no watering the garden, no filling the paddling pool.
From Wednesday the Waipā District Council in Waikato is bringing in stringent rules to help conserve water.
In the absence of decent rainfall, the council is moving to a water alert, level 4, which means only essential water use is allowed.
Martin Mould is the council's water services manager.
He speaks to Gyles Beckford.