Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) has lifted the Level 1 water conservation measures that have been in place in Werris Creek since mid-January this year and returned to Level P (Permanent) restrictions,
“Sustained around the clock operation of the ageing Werris Creek Water Treatment Plant (WCWTP) during the height of summer necessitated Level 1 conservation measures, however cooler conditions mean the plant is now only operating 8 – 12 hours a day allowing the easing to take place,” LPSC Mayor Andrew Hope said.
“It is not anticipated that conditions will be severe enough for demand to exceed production limits in coming months,” he said.
“Level P is now enforce at all 8 of the Shire’s water supplies. It means users are requested to minimise watering during the heat of the day, high pressure houses only should be used to wash down hard/paved surfaces and pool covers should be used to reduce evaporation,” he continued.
“Council is continuing to lobby the State Government to match the Federal Government’s commitment of $10 million to allow construction of a new Water Treatment Plant as part of the Shire’s long-term Water Strategy to drought proof communities,” he said.
“I would ask all consumers to be water wise at all times and help conserve this vital commodity,” Councillor Hope concluded.