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Water Restrictions Wilcannia

All Residents and Visitors are advised that the following water restrictions will apply in Wilcannia commencing Wednesday 24 October 2018.

Due to the Darling River Weir Pool level and no river flows expected, consumers are urged to minimise water usage.

Level 3 Restrictions are as follows:

  • Hand held hoses may be used for garden watering from 6:00am to 9:00am, and from 7:00pm to 10:00pm only.

  • Drip irrigation systems to be limited to 4 hours per week.

  • Washing of cars with hoses is not permitted, buckets ok.

  • No sprinklers allowed.

These restrictions are enforceable and penalties, including possible disconnection, will be imposed upon those who do not comply.

Owners of commercial properties may negotiate with Council for special water usage. 

Water Restrictions White Cliffs

All Residents and Visitors are advised that the following water restrictions will apply in White Cliffs commencing Wednesday 24 October 2018.

Due to the Darling River Weir Pool level and no river flows expected, consumers are urged to minimise water usage.

Level 3 Restrictions are as follows:

  • Hand held hoses may be used for garden watering from 6:00am to 9:00am, and from 7:00pm to 10:00pm only.

  • Drip irrigation systems to be limited to 4 hours per week.

  • Washing of cars with hoses is not permitted, buckets ok.

  • No sprinklers allowed.

These restrictions are enforceable and penalties, including possible disconnection, will be imposed upon those who do not comply.

Owners of commercial properties may negotiate with Council for special water usage. 

Sunset Strip and Menindee

Essential Water intends to implement Level 3 water restrictions for Broken Hill, Sunset Strip, Silverton and Menindee commencing 1 December 2018, due to minimal water storages and increasing challenges for water treatment.

Unless significant intakes are received into local reservoirs or intakes of low salinity water are received into the Menindee Lakes, restrictions will be implemented at the commencement of summer and remain in place until the Murray River supply is fully commissioned in early 2019.

Essential Water is working with the Customer Council to revise requirements of Essential Water’s drought management plan under Level 3 restrictions to include three watering days per week for private lawns and gardens on designated days and times, and to extend hand-held hose watering by an hour on those days.

Water saving tips that can reduce consumption and annual water bills can be found on Essential Water’s website http://www.essentialwater.com.au/content/water-counts-efficiency-tips