Level 5 water restrictions are in place for Murrurundi from midnight Tuesday 12 December 2017 until further notice.
Upper Hunter Shire Mayor Wayne Bedggood has urged residents and businesses to do all they can to conserve water.
The restrictions include:
- No watering of lawns
- Watering gardens: Bucket or watering can be used between 6pm and 8pm on Sunday only.
- No water to be used for pools, water features, washing exterior surfaces or cars.
“We all need to save water wherever possible,” Cr Bedggood said.
“Over many decades Murrurundi residents have shown extraordinary resilience when the Pages River has run dry and water restrictions are in place.
“The bad news is that water usage is still too high for the available water supply. Level 5 water restrictions aim to reduce use of town water by 70 per cent which amounts to 180 litres per person per day.
“I am urging residents to do all they can to conserve water.
“The good news is that, in a few years, Murrurundi will have plentiful water. This proves again, the need for additional water infrastructure,” he said.
Murrurundi water is currently being drawn from both the Murrurundi Dam and directly from the Pages River bed, before being treated. To meet the requirements of the water restrictions, Council is trucking water from Scone to top up the Murrurundi public pool.
More information on water restrictions can be seen on the Council’s websitewww.upperhunter.nsw.gov.au within the Drought Management Emergency Response Plan 2014 or contact Council on 6540 1100.