With drought gripping the state and temperatures rising, the Narromine Shire Council have announced level three water restrictions for Narromine, commencing January 2.
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No water restrictions are currently in place for Trangie or Tomingley.
The council said with below average rainfall and low water levels in bores, they are required to impose level three water restrictions in accordance with the ‘odds and evens’ scheme.
“Water levels in council bores have not recovered sufficiently due to the below average rainfall received over recent years,” the council stated.
“As a result of this, the yield of council bores has decreased and therefore cannot sustain the current demands placed on the Narromine drinking water system.”
The ‘odds and evens’ scheme refers to house numbers and the date enabling residents to water every second day.
If your house number is an even number, you are able to water on even dates for example the 2nd, 4th, 6th of the month.
If your house number is odd, you are able to water on odd dates, for example the 1st, 3rd, 5th of the month.
Water restrictions apply to all water users in Narromine including residents, visitors and businesses who receive water from the council’s pressurised reticulation network.
Narromine Shire Council General Manager Jane Redden said implementing these restrictions is essential to assist in continuing to reduce the overall water use.
“These measures are essential to reduce the demand for treated water in order to improve water quality for our residents,” Ms Redden said.
“By introducing the restrictions, we are also complying with our Community Strategic Plan to raise awareness of environmentally friendly practices such as recycling and water conservation.”
“We can all help to conserve the supplies that we have by cutting back on our water use wherever possible,” she said.
Clause 137 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 allows for restrictions to be imposed if Council deems it necessary.
Residents who have any questions regarding the above matters are invited to contact Doug Moorby at Council on 02 6889 9999 or via email at email@example.com .
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