The General Manager of Central Tablelands Water (CTW), Gavin Rhodes, has advised that CTW has implemented Level 5 Water Restrictions from 5th April 2020 across the entire water supply network.
Mr Rhodes said: “Although we have received some much welcomed rain recently in the region, unfortunately the storms have been isolated and not in the Lake Rowlands catchment area. The current level of Lake Rowlands has just reached 35%, which is our trigger point for Level 5 water restrictions. With the temperatures cooling off our demand is slowly reducing, however, with the possibility of no inflows in the near future, we could potentially be at our Level 6 water restriction trigger point of 30% within an 8 to 10 week period.”
“We are currently working closely with our neighbouring Councils and NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Water to implement strategies to receive potable water under emergency circumstances via our existing interlinking pipelines if required,” Mr Rhodes said.
Level 5 restrictions consists of the watering of gardens on Sundays only either between 7am and 9am or 4pm and 6pm for a maximum of 1 hour in. Watering of lawns is not permitted. Additional approval has been granted by Council for the use of a hand held trigger hose for up to 1 hour per allocated watering day to water gardens only. All information pertaining to the requirements of Level 5 Water Restrictions is available on CTW’s website at www.ctw.nsw.gov.au
CTW would like to thank its consumers for their continued understanding during this period of unprecedented drought and the importance of using water wisely.