The Eurobodalla Shire’s water supply is still plentiful – despite dry conditions, and anticipated water restrictions to the north in Shoalhaven.
Shoalhaven water director Carmel Krogh said they expect to implement Level 1 water restrictions around mid-September if the drought does not break.
A Eurobodalla Shire Council spokesperson said they are keeping a close eye on the Eurobodalla Shire’s water supply system, but currently Deep Creek Dam, which holds 4,900 megalitres of water, is 89 per cent full.
The council is still pumping from the Moruya River, and during August will start pumping from the Tuross River as well to sustain this level in readiness for summer.
“The outlook for the next three months is for well below average rainfall which is a concern as we head into the warmer weather, always a time of higher demand on our water supply,” the spokesperson said.
“At this stage, the situation is manageable but the current scenario does highlight why we’re progressing the detailed design of the new southern water storage and why we need both the NSW and Australian Government’s help to fund the $100 million cost of the new dam.”
Water efficiency tips can be found on Council’s website.