Urgent short term level two water restrictions for Boorowa due to flooding

Photo: Brook Mitchell
Photo: Brook Mitchell

Due to recent heavy rain and flooding, Hilltops Council is limiting the extraction of raw water from the Boorowa River for treatment.

It is therefore necessary to introduce Level 2 Water Restrictions in order for council to be able to maintain continued supply of drinking water by reducing demand in the short term.

Due to floodwater being highly turbid, the raw water being extracted from the river requires additional processing time at council's Water Treatment Plant to produce water to drinking quality.

These restrictions will be effective from Wednesday, August 12.

A summary of level 2 water restrictions is as follows:

Watering of gardens: 7am-10am and 4pm-7pm every second day on an odds and evens system

Irrigation of new turf: Up to one week after laying

Washing down walls or paved surfaces: Not permitted

Topping up private swimming pools/spas: 7am-9am and 6pm-8pm, provided pool covers are used

Washing cars: Allowed with bucket and rinsed with trigger hose on lawn between 9am and 12 noon

Use of evaporative air conditioners: As needed

Further information relating to water restrictions and water management can be found at www.hilltops.nsw.gov.au