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District’s supplies ‘in good health’

The district's water supplies are in good health, as the region heads into a hot weekend.

The MetService website expects temperatures to hit 29 degrees on Sunday and Gisborne District Council is requesting people to be mindful of water use.

“The dams are in a healthy state at 91 percent full, which is great for this time of year,” Gisborne District Council drinking water team leader Judith Robertson said.

“Water use over the last two weeks averaged 17,000m3/day. During the same period a year ago the daily average was 19,000m3/day, suggesting the cooler days and rain in the last weeks has lessened water usage.

“We anticipate demand to increase this week with hot days forecast and as industries increase production.

“Water restrictions to offset demand aren't proposed in the short-term, but everyone is asked to be mindful of water use and to not be wasteful.”