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Water restrictions increased for Binnaway, Dunedoo and Mendooran

With the ongoing dry conditions and dropping water supplies Warrumbungle Shire Council has announced new water restrictions for Binnaway, Dunedoo and Mendooran.

“In response to the ongoing drought conditions being experienced across the Shire, Council has made the decision to increase water restriction levels from Level 2 to Level 3 in Binnaway, Dunedoo and Mendooran”, said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Denis Todd.
“This decision has not been taken lightly”, said Cr Todd. “Council is keen to make timely decisions in relation to water restriction levels as we seek to ensure that water supplies in all towns are maintained at the level required by local communities”. 
“In Binnaway, Dunedoo and Mendooran water restriction levels need to be increased to Level 3 due to low levels in the Dunedoo well and the Castlereagh River”, said Cr Todd.

“Level 3 restrictions allow the watering of lawns and gardens using microsprays, drip systems and soaker hoses every second day for three (3) hours in the morning and three (3) hours in the evening. Hand held hoses are not permitted at any time”.

Cr Todd said, “Council recently amended the restriction conditions to fall into line with other councils in the region. It should be noted that the Level 3 restrictions that are being introduced are quite similar to the old Level 2 restrictions.”
“Water restrictions in Coonabarabran have been able to be eased to Level 5 due to the increased water security provided by the new bores. Water restriction levels in Coolah remain at Level 2, however, there have been some changes to the Level 2 restrictions with the adoption of Council’s Drought Management Plan so Coolah residents are encouraged to make sure they are complying with the most up to date restrictions”, said Cr Todd. “At this stage there are no water restrictions in Baradine”.
Updated notices outlining water restrictions will be distributed. For more information on the water restriction levels click here.

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Last Updated: 20 Dec 2018