Morrinsville's water woes continued briefly today after many residents awoke to nothing coming out of their taps.

However, by 7am most properties had their water back on.

The Matamata-Piako District Council asked for residents with water to cut out the showers and dishwasher use until they could fix the problem.

Morrinsville resident Kathryn Appleby said her household was without water on the weekend, and again this morning.


"My husband got up at five o'clock this morning. He went to run the tap, and there was no water.

"It's kind of frustrating and very annoying."

Appleby said the council needs to communicate better and be more honest about the town's water problems.

"A little bit of honesty about what's actually happening would be quite nice. Communication about what's going would be really lovely."

She said this year's outages follow a string of similar problems in previous summers.

"Every year we have water problems, every year there is terrible water pressure and no water during summer.

"Let's just get it fixed."

Residents also expressed their frustration on Facebook, calling for Mayor Jan Barnes to make sure any repairs are done properly and not with a "band aid".

"Come on Mayor Jan Barnes and.crew, this is an ongoing situation and it need too be fixed correctly, and not done with a band aid for temporary use. Too many people are being affected and displaced, is this how our Community is going too spend the Xmas festive season," one resident wrote on the council's Facebook page.

However, residents in many streets, including Moana, Sanders and Lorne, have since posted that their water is back on.

**Update 6.59am: Morrinsville water supply is back up and running. We're still at level 4 restrictions, which means you...

Posted by Matamata-Piako District Council on Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Council restrictions dropped to Level 4, so people can use showers and washing machines as the reservoir filled back up.

"Watering outside the house (gardens, washing cars, filling pools etc) is banned until further notice," the council said.

Good news - the Morrinsville water supply is back up and running. The outage this time was due to a power cut closing...

Posted by Matamata-Piako District Council on Wednesday, 13 December 2017