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Level 1 Water Restrictions

Shoalhaven residents will commence Level 1 water restrictions from Monday, 2 December 2019. 

Under the Level 1 Water Restrictions, the following applies:  

·         No washing down of hard surfaces such as paths, driveways and paved areas.  

·         Garden and lawn watering can only be done with a handheld hose or using sprinklers fixed to a timer

·         Topping up existing swimming pools can be done with a hose fixed to a timer  

Acting Director of Shoalhaven Water, Robert Horner said: “Level 1 restrictions are about increasing the awareness of residents water usage.”  

“NSW is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts on record and everyone must rethink their water usage and look for ways to conserve water in and around their property.”   

“Shoalhaven’s dam levels are currently at 83 per cent but with little rainfall predicted and the peak summer period approaching it’s time to implement a change.  

“Evidence from previous years tells us that water demand in the Shoalhaven, during the peak holiday period, can increase by up to 40 per cent on our off-peak demand.” 

“Water restrictions will remain in place until storages have recovered sufficiently, which will only occur with some consistent rainfall events.”

“I encourage everyone in our community to not be water complacent and to watch every drop”  

For more information on water restrictions, standard variations or to apply for a special variation visit Shoalhaven Water’s website at www.shoalwater.nsw.gov.au or contact Shoalhaven Water direct on 1300 662 246. 

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