Rotorua Lakes Council has assured businesses and schools there is no need to close as they work to fix a wastewater issue in the eastern suburbs.
Residents in suburbs including Lynmore, Okareka, Ngapuna, Owhata, all the way to and including Brunswick and Otaramarae were asked to conserve water this morning due to the issue.
In a Facebook post, the Rotorua Lakes Council said it had crews "dealing with a situation at our eastern suburbs wastewater pump station".
"We need your help to avoid a sewage overflow," the post said.
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"Only flush if you have to, short or no shower, hold off on the laundry and dishes and don't leave taps running.
"We're doing all we can to keep the situation under control and we'll keep you posted."
More to come.