Water restrictions lifted across shire but conservation still key

On the back of consistent rainfall across the Macleay, water restrictions are coming to an end. This will come into effect from Friday 20 March.

Strong flows have been recorded in the Macleay River for a number of weeks which has enabled the Steuart McIntyre Dam to achieve a 95% capacity.

Council’s Manager Water and Sewer, Wes Trotter, praised the community for their water conservation and said it was still important for residents to continue their water saving habits.

“Despite the restrictions being lifted in our shire, many of our neighbouring councils are still under water restrictions. Council’s long-term water conservation doesn’t stop here and nor should the community’s,” he said.

“We recognise we’ve been fortunate with rainfall in our catchment area, but we can’t rely on luck moving forward.”

With an eye now to next summer, Council encourages residents and businesses to continue to be mindful of their water usage in and around the home and workplace and to practice water saving efforts.

“We wouldn’t have been able to get through the worst of the drought without the community’s commitment and cooperation,” he said.

“Actions taken now will prevent drastic measures having to be taken in the future.”

For water saving tips go to Council’s website – www.kempsey.nsw.gov.au/water/water-saving-tips.html

Aerial view of Steuart McIntyre DamConsistent rainfall has seen the Steuart McIntyre Dam achieve a 95% capacity with water restrictions being lifted across the Macleay from Friday 20 March

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