WATER RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE FOR LOWER HUNTER

Water restrictions are now in force across the Lower Hunter as the effects of the ongoing drought continue to impact the region’s supply.

“From today, Level 1 water restrictions apply across our entire region, meaning outdoor watering is only permitted before 10am and after 4pm and all hoses must have a trigger nozzle. The use of sprinklers is no longer allowed,” said Hunter Water’s Acting CEO Graham Wood.

It’s the first time in 25-years that restrictions have come into play in the region, with level two restrictions on the table if the ongoing dry spell continues.

For more information visit www.hunterwater.com.au/restrictions

Further up the valley at Murrurundi and level six restrictions remain in place for the small town.

Last month, construction on the 40-kilometre water pipeline connecting the town to Scone got underway, with hope the project will secure the town’s water security.

The $14.2-million project is expected to be completed by the middle of next year.

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