Uralla Shire Council has announced the Level 5 water restrictions for Bundarra have been lifted today, Tuesday, 14th January 2020. Recent rainfall in the Gwydir River catchment has replenished Taylors Pond, the raw water source for Bundarra.
“I am pleased that much needed rainfall has filled Taylors Pond to capacity,” Council’s Acting General Manager Mr David Aber said. “For that reason, water restrictions can be lifted completely.”
Residents are asked to remain mindful of their water consumption. “The rain has provided a temporary relief, however we are still in drought conditions with water shortages across our region,” Mr Aber said.
Depending on ongoing flows of the Gwydir River, Council will reconsider the triggers for the future application of water restrictions for the Bundarra water supply with a view to maximise supply capacity.
The current Boil Water Alert due to elevated turbidity levels of the treated water still applies and is expected to remain in place till the end of the week.
Residents are reminded that during the Boil Water Alert, water used for drinking or food preparation should be brought to a rolling boil to make it safe. Water should then be allowed to cool and stored in a clean container with a lid and refrigerated. Bottled water or cool boiled water should be used for drinking, washing uncooked food, making ice, cleaning teeth, gargling, and pets’ drinking water.
David Aber – Acting General Manager
For further information contact: Council Tel: 02 6778 6300 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gwydir River on Bingara Road, 5 January 2020
The Gwydir River on Bingara Road, 11 January 2020