A Water Conservation Plan specifically related to Napier City Council’s key sports grounds, amenity gardens and water features. This was among one of the first industry initiatives in the country with a real focus on water conservation.
The purpose of this Water Conservation Plan was to understand and improve the wide use of water across Napier’s parks, reserves and sports grounds by reducing water wastage and adopting good practice and behaviours.
The plan identified where each site’s water comes from, quantity being consumed, current work underway and recommendations to reduce water.
With global climate change concern, increasing water pressures and growing public expectations it is important we find a balance to conserve water whilst maintaining environment health and public expectations. The biggest pressure on the water network is poor water use specifically during low flow periods and peak demands.