Council initiates Level 2 water restrictions effective immediately

18 January, 2013

Due to heat wave conditions being presently experienced across the region, Wingecarribee Shire Council’s water reticulation system is struggling with the current demand.

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Juliet Arkwright is asking residents across the Shire to conserve water consumption over the pending weekend.

“Water consumption across the Shire has almost doubled over the past few days,” Councillor Arkwright said. “Council is subsequently asking residents to limit consumption over the coming weekend.”

Effective immediately, Council has re-introduced Level 2 Water Restrictions which limits the use of all fixed watering systems and sprinklers. Hand held hoses can only be used between the hours of 4pm and 10am.

The temporary restrictions are being requested to ensure adequate water supply is available for all residents and for emergency services should the need arise.

Because of the need to re-direct and increase water distribution, some residents may experience discoloured water. The water is completely safe to drink.

The temporary restrictions take effect immediately and will be reviewed at 11.00am on Monday 21 January.

“We’re asking for everyone to pitch in over the next 48 hours and curb water consumption to ensure all residents have adequate water supply over the coming days,” Councillor Arkwright added.

Residents experiencing water difficulties or wanting more information are advised to contact Wingecarribee Shire Council on phone 4868 0888.