Approved for release by: Anthony McMahon
Date for release: 23 May 2016
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Boorowa Water Restrictions Relaxed From Level 4 to Level 3 High
After an extended period with little to no precipitation, the community of Boorowa has finally been granted some much needed rainfall.
With the weir level increasing by 30-40mm per day, Hilltops Council has been able to relax restrictions slightly; cautiously scaling them back to level 3.
“It is relieving to see the weir level increasing, however the security of the Boorowa water supply is still a very real concern and with no guarantee of rainfall amounts in the immediate future, our community is still in a very vulnerable state,” said Councils Interim General Manager, Anthony McMahon.
Council realises the burden of extended periods of high water restrictions on the community, however vigilance is encouraged in regards to water conservation.
“Although we have been able to relax the restrictions somewhat, Council would like to reiterate that the Boorowa community will need to remain proactive and use water sparingly to ensure sufficient water supplies in the event of a dry winter” said Mr McMahon.
The newly established Hilltops Council will continue the crusade to ensure funding is made available to assist in improving the water security of Boorowa now and into the future and support the continued economic growth of a region that is a major economic contributor to the currently strong NSW Economy.