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Dunedin residents have heeded the call to use less water.
Earlier this month, the Dunedin City Council asked residents to cut down on water usage after it rose by almost a third.
At the time, the city was using about 60,000cu m of water per day, up from the usual 44,000cu m.
Council Three Waters group manager Tom Dyer said residents had responded well and water use had reduced to about 47,000cu m per day.
Despite the recent rainfall, the city still needed to be mindful of its water use, with a dry summer forecast.
Residents could conserve water by using a watering can or hand-held hose for their garden, instead of a sprinkler, he said.
Sprinklers should be used for only a short time, in the evenings or early mornings.