Snowy Monaro Regional Council will implement level 3 water restrictions for residents in Bombala, Delegate and Nimmitabel.
Due to the prolonged dry weather conditions, flows to the Coolumbooka River, Delegate River and Lake Wallace Dam have decreased. As a result of these conditions, there is less available water at the Bombala, Delegate and Nimmitabel water treatment plants and reservoirs.
Residents in Bombala, Delegate and Nimmitabel are advised as of 12.00pm Saturday 14 December, level 3 water restrictions will be in place until further notice.
These restrictions will apply to all properties connected to the Bombala, Delegate and Nimmitabel water supply schemes.
The restrictions will apply until further notice.
More stringent restrictions may be imposed should conditions fail to improve.
Under Section 637 of the Local Government Act 1993, a person who willfully or negligently wastes or misuses water from the public water supply, or causes any such water to be wasted, is guilty of an offence for which the maximum penalty is a fine of $2,200.
Council advises that for all other towns on water supply, a conserve water notice will be in place.
A list of the residential and community-based activities impacted by level 3 water restrictions can be found at the following locations:
- Council website
- Council offices
- Council’s Facebook page
- Posters located throughout Bombala, Delegate and Nimmitabel