In accordance with Part 6, Section 137 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, Hilltops Council have implemented Level 1 water restrictions in Harden and Young. These restrictions are necessary to manage continuity of water supply due to low rainfall in the catchment area and a dry outlook with the majority of NSW in drought
“These restrictions are aimed at maintaining water supply coming into summer faced with an extremely dry outlook.” Hilltops Mayor Brian Ingram said.
Residents are still able to water their lawns and gardens between 6am and 9am or 6pm and 9pm.
Further information, as well as tips for saving water are available on Council’s website.
A summary of level 1 water restrictions:
|Watering of gardens||6am-9am or 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|