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Voluntary water restrictions are no longer needed in Dunedin after this month's rain replenished the city's water catchment, the Dunedin City Council says.
The council called for voluntary restrictions on December 8, as summer temperatures began to soar, and residents responded by dropping average daily demand from 60,000cu m a day to 47,000cu m a day.
Council 3 Waters group manager Tom Dyer thanked residents for the "fantastic response'' which helped the city avoid compulsory restrictions.