Council celebrates National Water Week

October 18, 2022Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Water Treatment Plant

Wingecarribee Shire Council is proud to support National Water Week (17 – 23 October) this week and help raise awareness about the value of water. The annual event is hosted by Australia’s biggest water network, the Australian Water Association (AWA), which has this year partnered with the Federal Government to elevate the profile of National...

Don’t let your water pipes freeze this winter

June 8, 2021Posted in: Roads and Assets

Water exploding out of broken water meter

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to protect their water meters and exposed pipes from the winter chill. The call comes as the Shire enters the coldest part of the year. A Council spokesperson said as the mornings become increasingly colder residents should take preventative action and cover their water meters and exposed pipes to...

Water restrictions lifted

February 25, 2020Posted in: Environment

dripping tap

Wingecarribee Shire Council will remove all existing local water restrictions from Sunday 1 March 2020. Council’s Deputy General Manager Operations, Finance and Risk Barry Paull said the lifting of the restrictions were a result of recent record rainfalls. “Following months of sustained dry weather across the Highlands and the state we received some welcome rain...

Mayor pleads for water restraint

December 20, 2019Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair is calling on the Shire’s residents to heed Council’s recently introduced water restrictions as catastrophic bush fire conditions are forecast for Saturday 21 December 2019. “Now is not the time to water your lawn when others are trying to save their homes,” he said. “I urge everyone across the Shire...

Council calls on residents to help make every drop count

October 16, 2019Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets

Young boy playing with hose outdoors

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents of its ongoing Water Wise Initiatives designed to ensure our Shire’s water supply remains safe, clean and secure over the warmer months. NSW is currently experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record with the continuing dry spell having a significant impact on dam storage levels across the...