‘No need’ for new water restrictions in south-west region

COMMONSENSE water saving rules will continue across the south-west during summer, but harsh restrictions will not be imposed.

Wannon Water has determined there are sufficient reserves to carry customers in all its 34 service towns through the dry summer period. 

Managing director Grant Green said reliable sources and prudent planning in recent years ensured the region’s water supplies remained secure.

“Our customers are supplied by secure water supply systems and our resources are in a very healthy position as we head into the traditionally warmer months,” he said.

“There is no need for water restrictions this summer in any of the cities and towns serviced by Wannon Water and permanent water saving measures will remain in place. 

They are simple, commonsense efficiency rules that provide customers, community groups and sporting clubs with flexibility to maintain their gardens, lawns and ovals while knowing they are still contributing to a water-efficient south-west Victoria.”

Wannon Water’s service area has been free of higher-level water restrictions since August 2010 when the Hamilton-Grampians pipeline opened.

Water-saving rules include: hand-held hoses must be fitted with trigger nozzles to wash cars and water gardens and lawns; watering systems for gardens and lawns between 6pm and 10am; watering systems for water public gardens, lawns and playing surfaces between 6pm and 10am, but only if fitted with a rain or soil moisture sensor; fountains must re-circulate water; hosing driveways, paths, concrete, decking and paved areas prohibited unless for a specified reason.

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