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Council to consider preparation for water restrictions

A report will go to Council next Tuesday that recommends that Council undertakes the necessary preparatory work to commence implementation of Level 1 water restrictions by 14 October 2019 to reduce the demand on our water storage saying river flows should continue to be monitored in the lead-up to the peak Christmas period. In the report it advises that the three month forecast indicates a dryer than average outlook and that Council needs to plan well ahead to ensure they keep the community informed and look to sustain the water supply. The report says that should Council be unable to recommence pumping from Shire rivers, it will be necessary to implement Level 2 Water Restrictions from 1 December 2019 to ensure they can continue to supply the peak daily demand over the summer period. Council has been pro-active in looking to the future by allocating the funds and completing the design for the Eurobodalla Southern Water Storage near Bodalla. Grant funding applications have been submitted to the NSW Government. The NSW Government has also submitted a grant application to the Australian Government for the Eurobodalla Southern Water Storage, one of only two shovel ready projects in NSW. Council is awaiting the outcome of these applications. At the time of writing this report, Deep Creek Dam is sitting at 88.8% full with Level 1 water restrictions nominally introduced at 80% capacity. This will be required in about 6-8 weeks depending on demand.


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