Level 1 Water Restrictions Introduced

With the ongoing dry conditions and dropping water supplies level 1 water restrictions have been put in place from 10 October 2023 for Binnaway, Coonabarabran, Mendooran and Merrygoen.

“The introduction to level 1 water restrictions is in response to the ongoing dry conditions being experienced across the Shire, in accordance with Council’s Drought Management Plan,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Ambrose Doolan. “Timor Dam has fallen to 70% capacity, which is the trigger for introduction of water restrictions.” 

“This decision has not been taken lightly,” said Cr Doolan. “Council is keen to make timely decisions in relation to water restriction levels as we seek to preserve precious water supplies.”

“Our focus is on those towns and villages whose water supply is from the Castlereagh River and Timor Dam, while we will monitor those towns and villages on bore supplies.”

On level 1 water restrictions, residents are asked that watering systems, non-fixed sprinklers, handheld hoses, microsprays, drip systems and soaker hoses, are only used between 6:00pm till 9:00am daily. Washing of cars is permitted with buckets only and rinsed with trigger hose only, on lawn at any time.

Residents are encouraged to limit their water usage and preserve water wherever possible. 

For more information on the individual water restriction levels please refer to the Council notices or visit Council’s webpage.

Click here to download media release as well as level 1 water restriction notice. 

Graphic Town Water Supply - water restrictions

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2023