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Water Restrictions - Wilcannia

All Residents and Visitors are advised that the following water restrictions will apply in Wilcannia commencing Friday 25 January 2019.

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

Level 4 Restrictions are as follows:

  • Hand held hoses may be used for garden watering for 1hr/day 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 Lifted - White Cliffs

23 April 2019

Due to the recent rainfall and subsequent flows in the local catchment area, the above ground storage's have been replenished. Residents are advised that water restrictions have been lifted for the town of White Cliffs.

Council is seeking your co-operation in restricting overuse of water and recommends watering be carried out in the morning or late evening to reduce loss through evaporation. Residents are reminded to be water conscious and use water conservatively.

Please note that the water storage situation will continue to be monitored and water restrictions may be introduced again if necessary.

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Shire Services team on 08 8083 8800. 

Your cooperation is appreciated. 

Water Restrictions - Sunset Strip and Menindee

Level 1 water restrictions commenced 1 December 2018 across Broken Hill, Menindee, Sunset Strip and Silverton.

Water restriction information and water saving tips are available on Essential Water's website