Auckland’s mayor will be advocating for the region’s outdoor water restrictions to be lifted this week, after water storage dams surpassed 90%, Stuff reports. “With dam levels back to normal, there is now a sufficient level of certainty that we can lift restrictions without having to reverse that decision in the near future,” Phil Goff said. He thanked Aucklanders for their “outstanding” effort to reduce water use over the past 17 months. A recommendation by Watercare to lift the restrictions will be considered by Auckland Council’s governing body at a meeting this Thursday.