Northland storm: All water restrictions lifted and attention now on road repairs

All water restrictions across Northland have been lifted but residents are being asked to keep saving the precious resource for a few more days to allow stocks of clean water to recover.

Last weekend's deluge put a number of water treatment plants temporarily out of action and some Northlanders are still experiencing muddy water in their taps.

Whangārei District Council chief executive Rob Forlong said all three of the district's water treatment plants were back in operation and reservoirs were filling up well.

As at 7am yesterday, the reservoir at Fairway Drive was at 53 per cent, Kamo 70 per cent, Onerahi 46 per cent, and Anzac Rd 47 per cent.

 

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Abridged, taken from an article in the Northern Advocate, 24 July 2020