Boorowa Water Restrictions - Level 1 as at 18 January 2017

MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release 18 January 2017
Authorised by Anthony McMahon

Boorowa Placed on Level 1 Water Restrictions

After a recent hot and dry period, the community of Boorowa is being placed on water restrictions. The restrictions come at a later time this summer than in previous years as a reflection of the wet year the region experienced in 2016.

With the weir level decreasing by approximately 50mm per week, Hilltops Council has enacted water restrictions in the Boorowa township with Level 1 restrictions now in place.

“It is unfortunate to see the weir level decreasing and reinforces the need for Council to work with the Government to implement a long term water security solution for the Boorowa community,” said Council’s General Manager, Anthony McMahon.

Hilltops Council is working towards providing a long term water security solution however with the current heatwave and no guarantee of rainfall amounts in the immediate future, residents are asked to remain diligent with water conservation.

Activity

Summary of Summer Residential Water Restrictions

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Watering of gardens

6pm to 9am daily.

6am to 9am and 6pm to 9pm every second day on odds and evens scheme

6am to 9am and 6pm to 9pm every second day on odds and evens scheme. Microsprays, drip systems, and soakerhoses only.

6pm to 9pm on Wednesday and Sundays. Microsprays, drip systems, and soakerhoses only.

Irrigation of new turf

Up to one week after laying

Up to one week after laying

Up to one week after laying

Not permitted

Washing down walls or paved surfaces

Not permitted

Not permitted

Not permitted

Not permitted

Topping up private swimming pools/spas

As needed

7am to 9am and 6pm to 8pm

7am to 9am and 6pm to 8pm, provided pool covers are used

7am to 9am and 6pm to 8pm, provided pool covers are used

Washing cars

Allowed with bucket and rinse with trigger hose on lawn.

Allowed with bucket and rinse with trigger hose, on lawn, between 9am and 12 noon

Allowed with bucket only, on lawn, between 9am and 12 noon

Allowed with bucket only, on lawn, between 9am and 12 noon

Use of evaporative air conditioners

As needed

As needed

As needed

As needed

Target Water Consumption

260 litres/person/day

240 litres/person/day

220 litres/person/day

200 litres/person/day

Notes:

  1. Odds and Evens Scheme relates to the house number being either an odd or even number, and taking turns on alternative days for the nominated water use. The cycle starts with even numbered house on the first day of water restrictions
  2. Water restrictions relate only to water sourced from the town supply. Alternative water supplies (ie: rainwater, bore water etc.) are not impacted.

-Ends

Media Contact
Anthony McMahon, General Manager, Hilltops Council – 02 6380 1200

A summary of Residential Water Restrictions and Boorowa Drought Management Plan, can be found as PDF's below that can be read or downloaded for your convenience.

Summary of Residential Water Restrictions.pdf (PDF) (133.43 KB)
Boorowa Drought Management plan.pdf (PDF) (2.41 MB)