5 Feb 2020

Hamilton bans sprinklers for first time in seven years

8:37 pm on 5 February 2020

Hamilton is banning the use of garden sprinklers for the first time in seven years, as the city faces record water use.

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Council City Waters Manager Maire Porter said there had been a 30 percent increase in outside water use compared to the same period last year.

She said the average daily use was about 55 million litres a day, but had recently risen to more than 80 million litres a day.

About half the usage was for lawns, gardens, pools and washing vehicles and boats, she said.