Level 2 water restrictions commence tomorrow for the Dubbo Region

Level 2 water restrictions across the local government area will be in effect as of Saturday 1 June 2019 as a proactive response to the ongoing drought.

The restrictions have been endorsed by Council following a Mayoral Minute tabled by Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields at Monday night’s Ordinary Meeting of Council.

“We have to be sensible with our water, there is no question about it,” Councillor Shields said.

“With the levels at Burrendong Dam as low as 6%, Council has decided to take a proactive approach.

“Our first step is to implement restrictions as a pre-emptive approach to water responsibility and to encourage residents to reduce their usage.” 

As per Council’s Drought Management Plan, level 2 water restrictions have a residential target water use of 301 litres per person / per day.

The restrictions will involve an “odds and evens” system, under which watering of gardens and lawns is permitted for those with even and odd street numbers watering on matching even and odd dates of the month and during restricted hours.

Restrictions will impact Council assets such as parks and gardens. Council will review current watering practices for those assets and adjust them accordingly.

Fact sheets and handouts are being developed and will be available from the customer service counters at the Wellington and Dubbo administration offices.

Residents can find information about the restrictions on Dubbo Regional Council’s website at www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au or by contacting the DRC administration office on 02 6801 4000.

Last Edited: 06 Jun 2019

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