Eurobodalla Shire has moved back to level 3 water restrictions on Friday, February 28 after heavy February rainfall pushed Deep Creek Dam's supply back to 60 per cent capacity.
The easing from level 4 to level 3 restrictions was a result of increased water in the shire's Deep Creek Dam supply, Eurobodalla Shire Council's director of infrastructure Warren Sharpe said.
"Recent heavy rains have seen water flowing in our rivers, allowing us to resume pumping," Mr Sharpe said.
"Deep Creek Dam is currently back to just over 60 percent capacity."
However, Mr Sharpe warned the shire might return to level 4 restrictions down the track if there was no further rainfall.
"We are by no means home free. It will take a lot more rain and several months of pumping before we can ease restrictions further," Mr Sharpe said.
"If rain fails to fall, a return to level 4 restrictions is possible."
Under level 3 water restrictions, outdoor water use is banned, except:
- One hand held hose for all gardening, up to 60 minutes per day between either 6-8am or 6-8pm
- One hand held hose to top up existing private pools and spas fitted with covers, up to 60 minutes per day between either 6-8am or 6-8pm
- Washing private vehicles or flushing boat motors on grass area with buckets and a final rinse with trigger-nozzle hose.
For more information about Eurobodalla Shire's water restrictions, visit https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/water, pick up a brochure at the shire's libraries, or call 1800 441 070 for recorded information with current allowed and prohibited water use.
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