The lawns of Capella will be relying on rain to stay green as Level 2 water restrictions are imposed on the area until further notice. Garden drip systems may still be used on certain days and times.
Central Highlands Mayor Kerry Hayes said the restrictions were vital to preserve future water supply in the area.
‘Despite recent rainfall, the creek has not risen enough for us to pump any additional supply. Raw water dams have dropped to a combined capacity of 26 percent, necessitating these restrictions in accordance with the Water Supply Safety and Reliability Act (2008),’ he continued.
Level 2 restrictions include the following conditions:
- Sprinklers must not be used at any time.
- Hand-held hoses, watering cans or buckets can be used at any time.
- Micro-spray and drip systems fitted with timers may only be used between 7.00 pm and 8.00 am
- On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for odd-numbered houses.
- On Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays for even-numbered houses.
- Lawn areas must not be watered at any time.
‘These restrictions will remain in place until the dams return to 70 percent combined capacity.
‘I thank the residents of Capella for their understanding on this important matter,’ finished Cr Hayes.