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Water Management

WATER MAINS CLEANING BY AIR SCOURING
 
Consumers on the water reticulation system within Hilltops Council, Young are advised that, Council will start cleaning of the water mains by air scouring to avoid discolouration in the water supply during the summer months and will be performed as per the schedule below.
 
The air scouring process may cause some temporary discoloration, loss of pressure or supply interruption. This may also affect adjacent areas. The activity will be clearly signed by temporary road signs in the streets during the cleaning process. The works will start each morning at approximately 8:30a.m and should end no later than 6:00pm each day. Consumers are advised to avoid using their washing machines and dish washing machines during these hours when the works are in your area.
 
The mains cleaning schedule is shown on the attached map and is listed below:
 
Monday 19 October and Friday 23 October:
North of Demondrille St to Lovell St, West of Willawong St and East of Templemore St including Murringo St, Berthong St, Charles Cres, Yass St, Campbell St, Bruce St, Caple St, Thornhill St, Toompang St, White St, Barwang St, Hardy Ave, Keevil Dr, Jake Miller Pl, Clifton St, Milong St, Spring St, Miro St, Currawong St, Dundas St, Boorowa St, Lightning Ln, Possum Ln, Rosemary Ln, Lovell St, Cloete St, Gordon St, Allanan St, Ripon St, Marina St, Patterson Ave, Trafalgar St, Lachlan St and Calabash St.


Consumers should check their water supply and flush their own pipes by running a backyard tap, until the water colour returns to normal. There may be some trapped air in house water pipes. The air may cause some splutters and spits as it comes out of the taps. If this happens, run your tap until all the trapped air leaves the pipe. Clearing the pipes of trapped air and dirty water should only take a couple of minutes. To prevent air entering the household water system it is recommended that taps are not opened during the scouring period.
 
Council apologises for any inconvenience the works may cause.



Water usage 

Residents across the Hilltops Region are asked to be mindful of their water usage regardless of  water restrictions are encouraged to do all they can to be water wise. Hilltops Council is a member Smart Water Advice, a range of tips and resources to help you save water in your home, garden and at work are available below

Saving water in your home, garden and at work 

Smart Water Advice

Water restrictions in Hilltops 

 
  Boorowa 
 
 
 Level two restriction
 
 
 
 Harden
  
 
 Level one restriction
 
 
 Young
 
 
 Level one restriction

Young and Harden Water Restriction Summary:


Boorowa Water Restriction Summary:
Activity Level 2
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