Council has recently adopted a revised ‘Drought Management Plan’ and policy. New Water Wise Initiatives have been recommended as part of this plan.
Effective immediately, the new Water Wise Initiatives replace existing water restrictions. The initiatives include:
The Water Wise Initiatives are applicable to all Southern Highlands residents.
Council has relaxed the existing water restrictions to enable the water wise inititaives. However, if local dam storage levels drop below 75 per cent capacity, Council will look at reintroducing some restrictive measures.
Recycled water, bore water and water used for testing fire systems, fire fighting and related activities are exempt from the Water Wise Initiatives.