Whitby urged to conserve water

01:43, Nov 28 2012

A burst water main at a Porirua reservoir yesterday shouldn't affect residents' water supply, though the Greater Wellington Regional Council is urging them to conserve water.

A crack was identified in a feeder main at Staithes Dr in Whitby yesterday afternoon, in a feeder main coming from the Ascot Park reservoir.

Greater Wellington Regional Council spokesman Chris Laidlow said today that staff were working to reach the main, which was about seven metres deep in the ground.

A revalving of the water supply meant there should not be any disruption to residents in Whitby but they still needed to be conservative in how much water they used, Mr Laidlow said. A further update is expected this afternoon.

About six months ago residents in Ascot Park, Aotea, Waitangirua and parts of Cannons Creek and Whitby were asked to reduce their water use as earthquake-proofing work was carried out on the city's water supply.

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