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Urgent Level 3 water restrictions in place immediately for Harden, Young, Jugiong and Wallendbeen

Dec 2, 2020

Due to a widespread power outage, caused by storm damage, Goldenfields Water have advised Council that the Jugiong Water Treatment Plant and associated network have limited ability to transport water across the supply scheme.

Whilst there is no immediate risk of loss of water supply to customers as reservoir levels currently remain full, Goldenfields Water advised that they are preparing for an extended period of power outage that may lead to reduced levels of service to Hilltops customers. Therefore, due to the current unknown timeframe for re-establishing power to allow for the transport of water across the Jugiong scheme, immediate Level 3 water restrictions will be imposed.

These restrictions apply to the townships and surrounding areas of:

  • Jugiong
  • Young
  • Harden
  • Wallendbeen

The towns listed above and their surrounding areas are under level 3 water restrictions until further notice.

Goldenfields Water have apologised for any inconvenience and thank everyone for their patience during this period of restriction.

The following restrictions apply to all customers (residential, rural and commercial) within the Jugiong Water Supply Scheme:

Domestic Use

  • Sprinkler and soaker hoses banned
  • Use of handheld hoses or watering cans may only be used between 5.00pm – 7.00pm
  • Swimming Pools: filling of swimming pools and spas is prohibited.
  • Washing Motor Vehicles: bucket washing, trigger hose or pressure cleaners for rinsing
  • Minimise shower use to less than 4 minutes

Commercial/Rural use

  • Use of irrigation between 3.00pm – 4.00pm only
  • Crop spraying and bulk water usage is banned.  Please contact Goldenfields Water on

6977 3200 for further information.

Notice has been given under Regulation 137 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, which permits the use of water to be restricted if there is a shortage of supply. This notice shall take effect immediately from 10am, 2 December 2020 and will remain in effect until varied by further notice.