Level 1 water restrictions will come into effect on Monday 14 October.
Eurobodalla Council’s infrastructure director Warren Sharpe said a dry winter and lack of significant spring rain meant the shire’s households are drawing on reserves in Deep Creek Dam.
“In the absence of decent rain, we need to take measures to reduce demand and keep our water supply secure over summer,” Mr Sharpe said.
Council’s Water Restrictions Policy provides clear guidance on how and when water restrictions are implemented, with five levels of restrictions. Mr Sharpe said residents and visitors would be provided with plenty of information about what can and can’t be done under each level of restriction.
“We anticipate moving to level 2 restrictions in late November and level 3 restrictions by the end of December,” he said.
“Although we need the community to help us by adhering to water-use conditions, there’s no need for people to be alarmed. We have strategies in place to maximise the water level at Deep Creek Dam and we are priming our backup water supply at the Southern Water Treatment Plant in Bodalla to ensure a consistent summer supply.
“To keep people informed, we’ll be posting the current and previous week’s water storage and usage amounts on Council’s website and in the weekly Noticeboard, in print and online.”
For more information, including current storage and usage, Council’s Water Restrictions Policy, allowed and banned use under the five water restriction levels, and hints and tips for saving water, visit https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/council-services/water-waste-recycling/water-and-sewer/water-restrictions.
Deep Creek Dam level - this week: 78.8% - last week: 79.74%