Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Without more good rain Port Macquarie could be looking at tighter water restrictions

Monday November 11, 2013 - 09:07 EDT
ABC image
The Hastings River in flood. - ABC

Port Macquarie Hastings Council is warning without more good rain very tight water restrictions could be just around the corner.

Over 100 mlls of rain fell across the area yesterday and overnight, but before the rain the water level was hovering just above the trigger for Level Three water restrictions.

The Council said with demand expected to rise during the summer tourist season residents are still asked lower consumption.

Mayor Peter Besseling said Level Three restrictions are quite unpleasant.

"Level three water restrictions means no use of sprinklers, the use of hoses with triggers only between 6:30am and 7:00 am, and 6:00pm and 7:00pm," he said.

"So it's fairly restrictive, lets hope we get some more rain.

"We want to make sure that people conserve water as much as possible.

"Particularly as we lead into the Summer months, and our population swells with tourists."


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Melbourne on target for coldest July in 17 years

14:23 EST

Melbourne is struggling through a July more typical of the mid 1900's.

Grantham flood inquiry: Concerns raised about quarry wall years before 2011 flood, commission hears

14:17 EST

A neighbour alerted council to a large embankment wall being built at a quarry years before it was blamed by some locals for contributing to the deadly 2011 Grantham flood, an inquiry has been told.

Loddon, Central Goldfields shires question revised Draft Victorian Floodplain Management Strategy

09:39 EST

Two central Victorian councils have raised concerns about a revised floodplain management strategy for the state.