Voluntary Level 1 Water Restrictions Now in Place.
While Muswellbrook Shire Council does not have an imminent water shortage it is conscious of, and sensitive to, ongoing drought conditions and possibly an extended bushfire season and wishes to encourage the community to use water effectively and sustainably. In addition, neighbouring rural areas are facing potable water shortages and Council, in partnership with local Lions Clubs, is supplying free water to be carted to farming families to top up domestic water tanks. In order to support these measures Voluntary Level 1 Water Restrictions have been adopted. It is estimated that water use can be reduced by approximately 5 percent when Voluntary Level 1 Water Restrictions are in place.