Water restrictions tighten

STAGE three water restrictions will be activated for Korumburra from this Thursday, May 3.
Stage three restrictions aim to communicate that water storage levels are ‘just enough’ given the current climatic conditions.
South Gippsland Water managing director Philippe du Plessis said, “With Korumburra’s reservoirs now sitting at 38 percent (as at Monday, April 30) the corporation is calling on residents and water customers of Korumburra to follow water efficient practices and limit their use of water.”
Poowong, Nyora and Loch may face restrictions in coming weeks.
Key to note for residents at Korumburra will be the restrictions to watering gardens and washing vehicles.
Under stage three restrictions watering of lawns is banned whilst gardens can no longer be watered by sprinkler systems. However a dripper watering system, watering can, bucket or hose fitted with a trigger nozzle can be used between 6am and 8am on alternate days.
Alternate days means odd numbered houses can water on odd dates of the month and even numbered houses can water on even numbered dates.
Both odd and even numbered houses can water on the 31st of the month. Where there is no house number the property is considered an even numbered house.
Vehicles can only be washed via a water efficient commercial car wash or via a bucket filled directly from the tap (not via a hose), and then only to clean vehicle windows, mirrors and lights or for spot cleaning corrosive substances, or for health and safety reasons.
Mr du Plessis said, “South Gippsland Water anticipates this year will be the last full summer season before new water supplies are available from the Lance Creek Water Connection that is currently under construction.
“As a result, the initial activation of water restrictions was delayed and Korumburra moved directly to stage two. However, with Korumburra’s reservoirs now sitting at 40 percent capacity, the corporation has taken the decision to move to stage three water restrictions.
“The finalisation of the Lance Creek Water Connection will provide Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora a secure water supply without the need for restrictions and opportunity for regional development and economic growth.”

Dropping down: Korumburra’s Coalition Creek system will face stage three water restrictions from this Thursday, May 3.

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