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CITY WATER SUPPLY.

PROPOSED RESTRICTIONS.

No rain and continued hot weather have aggravated the 'city water-supply position. At a meeting of the City Council to be held this afternoon a motion will be submitted to give effect to urgent action in respect to the shortage. The time has now arrived' when citizens raus? jointly assist in conserving the water that is now available. The end of the drought does not appear to have been reached, and the council is desirous of running no risk in maintaining the supply for the essential use of the community. The motion to be adopted by the council will prohibit the use of water for the following purposes:—(l) cleaning windows of premises by means of a hose; (2) watering gardens by means of a hose, or other . removable, pipe: (3) ornamental purposes such as fountains, ponds, etc. It is suggested, further, that citizens can do much more th;in merely carry out these regulations. Proprietors of hotels or other large establishments can stop plunge baths, substituting, showers. Private householders, also, can economise in very many ways. The public are apparently not so impressed with the need for economy, because the pressure is everywhere maintained. This, however, only shows the efficiency of the water-supply system, and does not mean that a shortage may hot be experienced. The various storage reservoirs and the pumping plant which has been established for serving the higher levels has done its work so well that no residents on the heights are suffering any more than those on lower levels. I& torniet years when there' "has been a dry spell the higher levels have been forced to economise owing to the reduction of pressure.

Fear for the saietv of the bash in Williams Park, Day's Bay, was aroused on Saturday owing to the numerous fires on the hills across the harbour. The Superintendent of the Fire Brigade visited the locality, and ascertained that the nearest fires were in the Lowry Bay bush and that Day's Bay was in no danger. Today the caretaker reported that the fires are being brought' under control, "and there should be little more fear for Williams Park.'

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CITY WATER SUPPLY. Evening Post, Volume XCIII, Issue 67, 19 March 1917

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