Level 2 Water Restrictions introduced in Coonabarabran

Level 2 water restrictions will come into place in Coonabarabran from midnight Friday 22 March 2024. 

“As of 19 March 2024, Timor Dam was at 60% capacity, which is declining due to minimal rainfall in the catchment and high-water usage by residents,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Ambrose Doolan. “Residents are reminded that these water restrictions are in place for a reason and it is important to preserve water usages where possible.” 

Under level 2 water restrictions, for households there is a target water consumption of 240 litres per person per day. Gardens may be watered Watering systems, non-fixed sprinklers, hand held hoses, microsprays, drip systems and soaker hoses, only between 6am – 9am and 6pm – 9pm every second day as per odds and evens system.

Odds and Evens System means that if the street number of your property is odd you can water in accordance with the restrictions on odd days. If your property has an even number you can water in accordance with the restrictions on even days. 

“Council appreciates residents’ ongoing efforts to comply with these water restrictions and the Warrumbungle Water team will continue to monitor water supply levels closely,” Cr Doolan concluded. 

Level 1 water restrictions will continue to be in place and enforced throughout Baradine, Binnaway, Merrygoen and Mendooran. Council will continue to monitor the level of the Castlereagh River closely as well as demand in Baradine.

Residents are encouraged to limit their water usage and preserve water wherever possible. For a range of water saving tips, please refer to the Warrumbungle Water page on Council’s website.

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Last Updated: 21 Mar 2024