Boorowa Water Restrictions - Level 1 as at 4 April 2017

MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release 4 April 2017
Authorised by Lee Furness

Boorowa Water Restrictions Reduced to Level 1

After a long summer season with low rainfall, the community of Boorowa has finally seen some rainfall in recent weeks.

As a result, Hilltops Council has been able to scale back on the restrictions, placing them back at level 1.

“It is a relief to be able to remove the burden of water restrictions on the community, however security of water supply is something we continue to monitor” said Council’s Acting General Manager, Lee Furness.

“We have been fortunate to receive good rainfall at the end of March; however, we will need to remain proactive to ensure that we have adequate water supplies to see us through next summer,” said Ms Furness.

Council would like to remind the community that even when water seems readily available it is still important to conserve water where possible.

“The Community’s supply is still vulnerable to periods of low flow with limited storage capacity. Council encourages the community to use water sparingly all year round. Council is working with the Department of Primary Industry (Water) in preparing the Hilltops Region Integrated Water Management Plan which encompasses work currently being undertaken around pipeline connection and off stream storage options.” said Ms Furness.

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Media Contact
Lee Furness, Hilltops Council – 02 6380 1200

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.

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)