Dry times continue to bite in southern NSW with Snowy Monaro Regional Council flagging level 3 water restrictions for residents in Bombala, Delegate and Nimmitabel from today (14 December), while asking the rest of the region to be extra water-wise.
“Due to the prolonged dry weather conditions, flows to the Coolumbooka River, Delegate River and Lake Wallace Dam have decreased,” a Council spokesperson said.
“As a result of these conditions, there is less available water at the Bombala, Delegate and Nimmitabel water treatment plants and reservoirs.
“These restrictions will apply to all properties connected to the Bombala, Delegate and Nimmitabel water supply schemes. More stringent restrictions may be imposed should conditions fail to improve.
“Under Section 637 of the Local Government Act 1993, a person who willfully or negligently wastes or misuses water from the public water supply, or causes any such water to be wasted, is guilty of an offence for which the maximum penalty is a fine of $2,200.”
Residents of Adaminaby, Berridale, Bredbo, Cooma, Dalgety, Eucumbene Cove, Jindabyne, East Jindabyne and Kalkite are asked to conserve water in light of the ongoing drought.
Council says it thanks the community for its ongoing cooperation and for conserving water.
Original Article published by Ian Campbell on About Regional.