LEVEL 1 WATER RESTRICTIONS ACROSS KEMPSEY SHIRE

The impacts of the drought are being felt locally, with Kempsey Shire Council forced to implement Level 1 water restrictions.

From today, residents are being asked to reduce their water usage.

It comes amid a lack of rainfall in the upper Macleay catchment area, around Armidale and Walcha.

Hand-held hoses can only be used for an hour every second day, while cars and boats have to be washed on the lawn.

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