The Kāpiti Coast District Council is launching a new service to advise people on how they can save water around the home.
The newly appointed Water Conservation Advisor will replace the Green Plumber but, as well as fixing worn tap washers, will offer tips on how to save water.
New fix-it and advisory service replaces Green Plumber
Councillor Tony Lloyd, of the KCDC’s Environment and Community DevelopmentCommittee, says Council can no longer use the Green Plumber name because it has now been trade marked by a company in Boulder Creek so it was an opportunity to rethink, as well as rebrand, the service.
“We’ve reoriented the service in line with Council’s long term water conservation objectives. The Water Conservation Advisor will offer advice, much as our eco design advisor does, to help householders use water well.”
Councillor Lloyd says the service will still help people with worn washers and leaky fittings, but the emphasis will be on the water conservation advisory role.
“With water meters being installed in the District I’m sure people will be keen for advice on how to use water wisely and reduce costs. I expect this service will be very popular,” he says.
The new service will be available from the start of November and can be accessed by calling 04 296 4700.
Water use calculator
To further help residents calculate their water usage, the Council is providing a water-use calculator on its website. Water Use Advisor Ben Thompson says the calculator is easy to use.
He says: “All you have to do is answer a few simple questions about your household and it will provide you with your average daily water use per person. You’ll then receive some personalised tips identifying areas where you can save water. “It is worth noting the calculator provides an indication, rather than an exact measure, of your water usage.”
Residents can visit www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/water-use-calculator to access the calculator and find out how they can conserve water around the home.