Level 3 water restrictions are in effect across the shire.
Eurobodalla Council’s director of infrastructure Warren Sharpe said the lack of rain and flow in the Deua and Tuross rivers meant the shire was reliant on Deep Creek Dam.
“We need the whole community to pull together to secure our precious drinking water,” Mr Sharpe said.
“Level 3 restricts outside water use to a hand held hose for up to an hour per day between either 6-8am or 6-8pm. Boaties will find water has been turned off at the boat ramps and they’ll need to flush their motors on the grass at home.
“Residents, visitors and businesses can find the full list of water restrictions on Council’s website.”
Mr Sharpe said the strong emphasis on information and education would continue under level 3 restrictions but those flouting the rules should expect tougher action, including on the spot fines.
For more information about Eurobodalla’s water restrictions visit www.esc.nsw.gov.au/water, pick up a brochure at the shire’s libraries, or call 1800 441 070 for recorded information with current allowed and prohibited water use. Level 3 Water Restrictions
· Watering gardens and lawns: One hand-held hose, maximum 60 minutes per day between either 6-8am or 6-8pm.
· Fixed sprinklers, micro-spray systems, unattended hoses: banned.
· Drip-irrigation systems: banned.
· Washing hard surfaces including decks, paths and driveways: banned.
· Washing private vehicles including cars, boats, bikes and trailers: On grass areas using buckets between 6-8am or 6-8pm. Final rinse with trigger nozzle hose.
· Boat motor flushing: on grass areas.
· Boat ramp facilities: motor flushing prohibited, rinse fish and cleaning tables with bucketed salt water.
· Filling new private pools and external spas: banned
· Topping up existing covered pools and external spas: one hand-held hose, maximum 60 minutes per day between either 6-8am or 6-8pm.