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Murrurundi residents will be showering for joy as water restrictions ease


Murrurundi residents will be showering for joy today as water restrictions are eased. 

The town has been on Level 6 water restrictions since July 2018 and finally upon the completion of the Scone to Murrurundi pipeline project today those restrictions have been eased back to Level 2.

Murrurundi residents can water lawns and gardens in the mornings and evenings every second day.

For residential customers in the Murrurundi area, Level 2 water restrictions mean:

  • When watering lawns and gardens, the odds and evens system applies, using your street number and the date
  • Water between 7am-10am and 4pm-7pm (or during daylight savings 6am-9am and 6pm-9pm)
  • Washing of hard surfaces, walls and windows with a hose is banned. You must spot clean with a bucket and hand-held trigger nozzle or high pressure cleaner only
  • Wash vehicles and/or boats with a bucket, and rinse with hand-held trigger nozzle or other device that can be shut off instantly between 9am-12pm any day

Residents and businesses are encouraged to adopt water-wise practices wherever possible. Information and water-wise tips can be found on Council’s website.

For more information on water restrictions visit: http://upperhunter.nsw.gov.au/our-shire/water-restrictions.aspx

For the rest of the Upper Hunter Shire, Level 2 water restrictions remain in place for Scone and Aberdeen, and Level 1 water restrictions are in place for Cassilis and Merriwa. 

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