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Water restrictions move to Level 4 on Tuesday

Level 4 water restrictions will begin next week

Eurobodalla will move to level 4 water restrictions on Tuesday 28 January.

Eurobodalla Council’s director of infrastructure Warren Sharpe said the recent fires had taken a heavy toll on the shire’s water supply at Deep Creek Dam, currently at just over 51 percent capacity.

“That’s our drinking water. The more we can focus on saving water now, the less likely we will need to impose even tougher restrictions in the future,” Mr Sharpe said.

Under level 4 water restrictions all outdoor water use is banned, except:

· Watering gardens with water cans or buckets only, and

· Washing and rinsing private vehicles on grass with buckets only between either 6-8am or 6-8pm.

Variations apply for specific businesses, and emergency services continue to be exempt from all restrictions.

For more information about Eurobodalla’s water restrictions visit www.esc.nsw.gov.au/water,


Current Water restrictions are Level: 3

Eurobodalla Shire region is currently on Level 3 water restrictions and will move to Level 4 water restrictions on Tuesday 28 January.

For residents and visitors

Banned:

Sprinklers, micro-spray systems, unattended hoses and drip irrigation systemsWashing hard surfaces (such as houses, paths, driveways and patios)Filling new swimming pools or external spasBoat engine flushing at Council facilitiesWashing watercraft, trailers or vehicles at boat ramps (prohibited at all times)

Restricted:

Watering gardens and lawns:

one hand-held hose at a timemaximum of 60 minutes per daybetween either 6-8am or 6-8pm

Washing private vehicles (cars, boats, bikes and trailers):

on grass areas using bucketsfinal rinse with a trigger nozzle hosebetween either 6-8am or 6-8pm

Boat engine flushing:

on grass areas

Fish cleaning at Council facilities:

rinse fish and cleaning tables with bucketed salt water only

Private swimming pools and external spas (existing):

top up only permitted where covers are fitted top up using a hand-held hose between either 6-8am or 6-8pm for maximum 60 minutes per day cover when not in use

Water restrictions for residents and visitors relate to outdoor water use only. Variations for businesses and organisations

All businesses:

washing hard surfaces (buildings, paths, driveways, parking areas, etc) is banned

Caravan parks, motels and other accommodation houses:

one hand-held hose up to 60 minutes per day between 6-8am or 6-8pm for all outdoor water use

Sporting grounds:

irrigate only enough to avoid loss of playing surface

Bowling greens, turf wickets and golf club greens:

one hand-held trigger nozzle hose between 6-8am sprinklers on greens only one day per week between 8pm and 8am

Public or commercial swimming pools:

one hand-held hose for grass areas within the pool enclosure up to 60 minutes per day between 6-8am or 6-8pm top up pools as required

Schools and day care centres:

Watering gardens and lawns one hand-held hose or one drip-irrigation system up to 60 minutes per day between 6-8am or 6-8pm only water sportsgrounds enough to avoid loss of playing surface micro-spray, drip irrigation systems and unattended hoses are not permitted

Commercial market gardens and nurseries:

sprinklers permitted up to two hours per day between 8pm and 8am

Car yards, public passenger bus services, taxi companies:

wash vehicles using buckets and final rinse with a trigger nozzle hose between 6-8am or 6-8pm

Commercial car wash:

no conditions apply

Commercial window and building washing:

must use trigger nozzle hoses or high pressure cleaners use recycled or bore water where possible

Businesses using Council marine facilities:

boat engine flushing allowed rinse fish and cleaning tables with bucketed salt water only washing watercraft, trailers and vehicles is prohibited

Commercial building construction and related activities:

use trigger nozzle hoses only limit water use

Road construction and maintenance:

do not draw from domestic water reticulation, including overhead fillers

Heavy vehicle and machinery cleaning:

Council vehicles to be cleaned using recycled water at treatment plants

Emergency services:

water-filling stations will remain available to emergency services at all times


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