Northern Advocate Apr 8, 2014
Taps in Rawene are close to running dry
Rawene residents have been warned to slash their water consumption now or face strict restrictions as the stream supplying the town drops to critical levels.
Drought conditions forced the Far North District Council to introduce water restrictions in the South Hokianga town in late February but the situation had worsened since then with still no sign of rain.
Infrastructure and assets manager David Penny said the situation was critical and people had to reduce water use immediately.
”The Petaka Stream is flowing at extremely low levels. If we don’t get significant rain soon, there simply won’t be enough water in the stream to meet demand.”