“Due to significant rain we have had recently the weir water level has risen. We are pleased to be in a position to reduce water restrictions in accordance with the Boorowa Drought Management Plan. We will continue to monitor water levels carefully to ensure the ongoing management of water requirements for the Boorowa community,” Hilltops General Manager Anthony O’Reilly said.
Despite water restrictions being reduced, residents across the Hilltops Region are asked to continue be mindful of their water usage and are encouraged to do all they can to be water wise.
Hilltops Council is a member of Smart Water Advice, a range of tips and resources to help save water in the home, garden and at work are available on Council’s website www.hilltops.nsw.gov.au
A summary of level 1 water restrictions:
|Watering of gardens||6am-9am and 6pm-9pm daily|
|Irrigation of new turf||Up to one week after laying|
|Washing down walls or paved surfaces||Not permitted|
|Topping up private swimming pools/spas||As needed|
|Washing cars||Allowed with bucket and rinsed with trigger hose on lawn|
|Use of evaporative air conditioners||As needed|