Plea for water conservation

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The continuing hot temperatures and influx of visitors over the long weekend has prompted council to ask residents to conserve water.

Tauranga City Council has asked residents to be conservative with water use over the long weekend, especially in the Mount and Papamoa areas.

Tauranga City Council communications advisor Marcel Currin said this week's high temperatures have started to catch up with the city's water reserves, which are expected to come under further strain with the influx of visitors to the area over the weekend.

He said the impact of cruise ships and events on the water supply system have been planned for but nevertheless asked people to be mindful about their water use.

Mr Currin suggested people consider taking shorter showers or not leaving sprinklers unattended.

Council staff would be keeping a close watch on reservoir levels over the next few days.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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